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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Imprint \Im*print"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imptrinted; p. pr. &
vb. n. Imprinting.] [OE. emprenten, F. empreint, p. p. of
empreindre to imprint, fr. L. imprimere to impres, imprint.
See 1st In-, Print, and cf. Impress.]
1. To impress; to mark by pressure; to indent; to stamp.
And sees his num'rous herds imprint her sands.
2. To stamp or mark, as letters on paper, by means of type,
plates, stamps, or the like; to print the mark (figures,
letters, etc., upon something).
Nature imprints upon whate'er we see,
That has a heart and life in it, "Be free."
3. To fix indelibly or permanently, as in the mind or memory;
Ideas of those two different things distinctly
imprinted on his mind. --Locke.
4. (Ethology) To create or acquire (a behavioral pattern) by
the process of imprinting.
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