Impostured to Impression
(Im*pos"tured) a. Done by imposture. [Obs.]
(Im*pos"tur*ous) a. Impostrous; deceitful.
Strictness fales and impostrous.Beau. & Fl.
(Im*pos"tur*y) n. Imposture. [Obs.] Fuller.
(Im"po*tence Im"po*ten*cy) n. [L. impotenia inability, poverty, want of moderation. See Impotent.]
1. The quality or condition of being impotent; want of strength or power, animal, intellectual, or moral; weakness; feebleness; inability; imbecility.
Some were poor by impotency of nature; as young fatherless children, old decrepit persons, idiots, and
O, impotence of mind in body strong!Milton.
2. Want of self-restraint or self- control. [R.] Milton.
3. (Law & Med.) Want of procreative power; inability to copulate, or beget children; also, sometimes,
(Im"po*tent) a. [F. impotent, L. impotens, -entis; pref. im- not + potens potent, powerful.
1. Not potent; wanting power, strength. or vigor. whether physical, intellectual, or moral; deficient in capacity; destitute
of force; weak; feeble; infirm.
There sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent inhis feet.Acts xiv. 8.
O most lame and impotent conclusion!Shak.
Not slow to hear,Addison.
Nor impotent to save.
2. Wanting the power of self-restraint; incontrolled; ungovernable; violent.
Impotent of tongue, her silence broke.Dryden.
3. (Med.) Wanting the power of procreation; unable to copulate; also, sometimes, sterile; barren.
(Im"po*tent), n. One who is impotent. [R.] Shak.
(Im"po*tent*ly), adv. In an impotent manner.
(Im*pound") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Impounding.] To shut up or
place in an inclosure called a pound; hence, to hold in the custody of a court; as, to impound stray cattle; to
impound a document for safe keeping.
But taken and impounded as a stray,Shak.
The king of Scots.
1. The act of impounding, or the state of being impounded.
2. The fee or fine for impounding.
(Im*pound"er) n. One who impounds.