from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Archaic A mark produced by pressure; an impression.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. dent; impression

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Dent; impression.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mark made by pressure; indentation; impression; stamp; dent.


Compare Old French impressure, Late Latin impressura. (Wiktionary)


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