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(Im*pres`sion*a*bil"i*ty) n. The quality of being impressionable.
(Im*pres"sion*a*ble) a. [Cf. F. impressionnable.] Liable or subject to impression; capable
of being molded; susceptible; impressible.
He was too impressionable; he had too much of the temperament of genius.Motley.
A pretty face and an impressionable disposition.T. Hook.
(Im*pres"sion*a*ble*ness), n. The quality of being impressionable.
(Im*pres"sion*ism) n. [F. impressionnisme.] (Fine Arts) The theory or method of suggesting
an effect or impression without elaboration of the details; a disignation of a recent fashion in painting
(Im*pres"sion*ist), n. [F. impressionniste.] (Fine Arts) One who adheres to the theory
or method of impressionism, so called.
(Im*pres`sion*is"tic) a. Pertaining to, or characterized by, impressionism.
(Im*pres"sion*less), a. Having the quality of not being impressed or affected; not susceptible.
(Im*press"ive) a. [Cf. F. impressif.]
1. Making, or tending to make, an impression; having power to impress; adapted to excite attention and
feeling, to touch the sensibilities, or affect the conscience; as, an impressive discourse; an impressive
2. Capable of being impressed. [Obs.] Drayton.
Im*press"ive*ly, adv. Im*press"ive*ness, n.
(Im*press"ment) n. The act of seizing for public use, or of impressing into public service; compulsion
to serve; as, the impressment of provisions or of sailors.
The great scandal of our naval service impressment died a protracted death.J. H. Burton.
(Im*press"or) n. [LL., a printer.] One who, or that which, impresses. Boyle.
(Im*pres"sure) n. [Cf. OF. impressure, LL. impressura.] Dent; impression. [Obs.] Shak.
(Im*prest") v. t. [ imp. & p. p. Imprested; p. pr. & vb. n. Impresting.] [Pref. im- + prest: cf.
It. imprestare. See Prest, n.] To advance on loan. Burke.
(Im"prest) n. [Cf. It. impresto, imprestito, LL. impraestitum. See Imprest, v. t., and Impress
compulsion to serve.] A kind of earnest money; loan; specifically, money advanced for some public
service, as in enlistment. Burke.
The clearing of their imprests for what little of their debts they have received.Pepys.
(Im*prev"a*lence Im*prev"a*len*cy) n. Want of prevalence. [Obs.]
(Im`pre*vent`a*bil"i*ty) n. The state or quality of being impreventable. [R.]
(Im`pre*vent"a*ble) a. Not preventable; inevitable.