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imprint

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verb im·print \im-ˈprint, ˈim-ˌ\

Simple Definition of imprint

  • : to create a mark by pressing against a surface

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

Full Definition of imprint

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to mark by or as if by pressure :  impress

  3. 2 a :  to fix indelibly or permanently (as on the memory) b :  to subject to or induce by imprinting <an imprinted preference>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to undergo imprinting

im·print·er play \-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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imprint

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noun im·print \ˈim-ˌprint\

Simple Definition of imprint

  • : 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

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

imprint

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transitive verb im·print \im-ˈprint, ˈim-ˌ\

Medical Definition of imprint

  1. 1:  to fix indelibly or permanently (as on the memory)

  2. 2:  to subject to or induce by imprinting <an imprinted preference> <a gene imprinted to be inactive when inherited from the mother>

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to undergo imprinting

  5. im·print·er \-ər\play noun






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