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From im- (in) +‎ paste. Compare Italian impastare, Old French empaster.


impaste (third-person singular simple present impastes, present participle impasting, simple past and past participle impasted)

  1. (transitive) To knead; to make into paste; to concrete.
    • William Shakespeare
      Blood [] baked and impasted.
  2. (art) To lay colour on canvas by uniting them skillfully together. See impasto.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for impaste in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)