Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To paint by applying thick layers of pigment.
  • transitive verb Archaic To enclose with or as if with a paste or crust.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make into paste; knead.
  • In painting, to lay on thickly and boldly the colors of.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To knead; to make into paste; to concrete.
  • transitive verb (Paint.), rare To lay color on canvas by uniting them skillfully together. Cf. Impasto.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To knead; to make into paste; to concrete.
  • verb art To lay colour on canvas by uniting them skillfully together. See impasto.

Etymologies

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im- in + paste: compare Italian impastare, Old French empaster.

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