(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.Pope.
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.Fuller.
(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, . . .Shak.
Out of my grief and my impatience,
With huge impatience he inly sweltSpenser.
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.