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Borrowed from French impastation. See impaste.


impastation (countable and uncountable, plural impastations)

  1. The act of making into paste.
  2. That which is formed into a paste or mixture; specifically, a combination of different substances by means of cements.
    • 1910, Léonce Bénédite, Great Painters of the XIXth Century and Their Paintings[1], page 66:
      His impastations, which even reach the skies, spoiled more than one of his paintings.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “impastation”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)