(Im*pas"sioned) p. p. & a. Actuated or characterized by passion or zeal; showing warmth of feeling; ardent; animated; excited; as, an impassioned orator or discourse.

(Im*pas"sive) a. Not susceptible of pain or suffering; apathetic; impassible; unmoved.

Impassive as the marble in the quarry.
De Quincey.

On the impassive ice the lightings play.

Im*pas"sive*ly, adv.Im*pas"sive*ness, n.

(Im`pas*siv"i*ty) n. The quality of being insusceptible of feeling, pain, or suffering; impassiveness.

(Im`pas*ta"tion) n. [F. See Impaste.] The act of making into paste; that which is formed into a paste or mixture; specifically, a combination of different substances by means of cements.

(Im*paste") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Impasting.] [Pref. im- in + paste: cf. It. impastare, OF. empaster, F. empâter. See 1st In- and Paste.]

1. To knead; to make into paste; to concrete. "Blood . . . baked and impasted." Shak.

2. (Paint.) To lay color on canvas by uniting them skillfully together. [R.] Cf. Impasto.

(Im*past"ing), (Paint.) The laying on of colors to produce impasto.

(Im*pas"to) n. [It. See Impaste.] (Paint.) The thickness of the layer or body of pigment applied by the painter to his canvas with especial reference to the juxtaposition of different colors and tints in forming a harmonious whole. Fairholt.

(Im*pas"ture) v. t. To place in a pasture; to foster. [R.] T. Adams.

(Im*pat"i*ble) a. [L. impatibilis; pref. im- not + patibilis supportable. See Patible.]

1. Not capable of being borne; impassible.

A spirit, and so impatible of material fire.

(Im*pa"tience) n. [OE. impacience, F. impatience, fr. L. impatientia.] The quality of being impatient; want of endurance of pain, suffering, opposition, or delay; eagerness for change, or for something expected; restlessness; chafing of spirit; fretfulness; passion; as, the impatience of a child or an invalid.

I then, . . .
Out of my grief and my impatience,
Answered neglectingly.

With huge impatience he inly swelt
More for great sorrow that he could not pass,
Than for the burning torment which he felt.

(Im*pa"tien*cy) n. Impatience. [Obs.]

(||Im*pa"ti*ens) n. [L., impatient.] (Bot.) A genus of plants, several species of which have very beautiful flowers; — so called because the elastic capsules burst when touched, and scatter the seeds with considerable force. Called also touch-me-not, jewelweed, and snapweed. I. Balsamina (sometimes called lady's slipper) is the common garden balsam.

(Im*pa"tient) a. [OE. impacient, F. impatient, fr. L. impatiens; pref. im- not + patiens patient. See Patient.]

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