verb (used with object), im·past·ed, im·past·ing. Obsolete.

to cover with or enclose in a paste.

Origin of impaste

From the Italian word impastare, dating back to 1540–50. See im-1, paste
Related formsim·pas·ta·tion [im-pa-stey-shuh n] /ˌɪm pæˈsteɪ ʃən/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for impaste



(tr) to apply paint thickly to
Derived Formsimpastation (ˌɪmpæsˈteɪʃən), noun

Word Origin for impaste

C16: from Italian impastare, from pasta paste 1
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