imprint


1im·print

verb \im-ˈprint, ˈim-ˌ\

: to create a mark by pressing against a surface

: to cause (something) to stay in your mind or memory

Full Definition of IMPRINT

transitive verb
1
:  to mark by or as if by pressure :  impress
2
a :  to fix indelibly or permanently (as on the memory)
b :  to subject to or induce by imprinting <an imprinted preference>
intransitive verb
:  to undergo imprinting
im·print·er \-ˈprin-tər, -ˌprin-\ noun

Examples of IMPRINT

  1. wearing a T-shirt imprinted with the company logo
  2. a picture imprinted in my memory

Origin of IMPRINT

Middle English emprenten, from Anglo-French emprient, 3d singular of enpreindre to impress (from Latin imprimere) & empreinter, from emprent, past participle of enpreindre
First Known Use: 14th century

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2im·print

noun \ˈim-ˌprint\

: a mark created by pressing against a surface : something imprinted or printed

: a strong effect or influence

: a publisher's name on the title page of a book

Full Definition of IMPRINT

:  something imprinted or printed: as
a :  a mark or depression made by pressure <the fossil imprint of a dinosaur's foot>
b :  an identifying name (as of a publisher) placed conspicuously on a product; also :  the name under which a publisher issues books
c :  an indelible distinguishing effect or influence

Examples of IMPRINT

  1. We saw an imprint of a bike tire on the dirt trail.
  2. a fossil imprint of a dinosaur's foot

Origin of IMPRINT

Middle English enpreent, from Anglo-French emprente, from feminine of emprent, past participle of enpreindre
First Known Use: 15th century

im·print

transitive verb \im-ˈprint, ˈim-ˌ\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of IMPRINT

1
: to fix indelibly or permanently (as on the memory)
2
: to subject to or induce by imprinting <an imprinted preference> <a gene imprinted to be inactive when inherited from the mother>
intransitive verb
: to undergo imprinting
im·print·er \-ər\ noun

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