(Im*mu`ta*bil"i*ty) n. [L. immutabilitas: cf. F. immutabilité.] The state or quality of being
immutable; immutableness. Heb. vi. 17.
(Im*mu"ta*ble) a. [L. immutabilis; pref. im- not + mutabilis mutable. See Mutable.] Not
mutable; not capable or susceptible of change; unchangeable; unalterable.
That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation.Heb. vi. 18.
Immutable, immortal, infinite,Milton.
Im*mu"ta*ble*ness, n. Im*mu"ta*bly, adv.
(Im*mu"tate) a. [L. immutatus, p. p. of immature.] Unchanged. [Obs.]
(Im"mu*ta"tion) n. [L. immutatio, from immutare, immutatum, to change. See Immute.]
Change; alteration; mutation. [R.] Dr. H. More.
(Im*mute") v. t. [L. immutare, immutatum; perf. im- in + mutare to change : cf. OF. immuter.]
To change or alter. [Obs.] J. Salkeld.
(Imp) n. [OE. imp a graft, AS. impa; akin to Dan. ympe, Sw. ymp, prob. fr. LL. impotus, Gr.
engrafted, innate, fr. to implant; in + to produce; akin to E. be. See 1st In-, Be.]
1. A shoot; a scion; a bud; a slip; a graft. [Obs.] Chaucer.
2. An offspring; progeny; child; scion. [Obs.]
The tender imp was weaned.Fairfax.
3. A young or inferior devil; a little, malignant spirit; a puny demon; a contemptible evil worker.
To mingle in the clamorous frayBeattie.
Of squabbling imps.
4. Something added to, or united with, another, to lengthen it out or repair it, as, an addition to a
beehive; a feather inserted in a broken wing of a bird; a length of twisted hair in a fishing line. [Obs. or
(Imp), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Imping.] [AS. impian to imp, ingraft, plant; akin
to Dan. ympe, Sw. ympa, OHG. impfon, impiton, G. impfen. See Imp, n.]
1. To graft; to insert as a scion. [Obs.] Rom. of R.
2. (Falconry) To graft with new feathers, as a wing; to splice a broken feather. Hence, Fig.: To repair; to
extend; to increase; to strengthen; to equip. [Archaic]
Imp out our drooping country's broken wing.Shak.
Who lazily imp their wings with other men's plumes.Fuller.
Here no frail Muse shall imp her crippled wing.Holmes.
Help, ye tart satirists, to imp my rageCleveland.
With all the scorpions that should whip this age.
(Im*pa"ca*ble) a. [L. pref. im- not + pacare to quiet. See Pacate.] Not to be appeased
or quieted. [Obs.] Spenser. Im*pa"ca*bly, adv.