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English definition of “imprint”

imprint

verb [T] uk   /ɪmˈprɪnt/ us  
to mark a surface by pressing something hard into it to fix an event or experience so firmly in the memory that it cannot be forgotten although you do not try to remember it: That look of grief would be imprinted on her mind forever.

imprint

noun uk   /ˈɪm.prɪnt/ us  

imprint noun (BOOK)

[C] the name of a publisher as it appears on a particular set of books

imprint noun (MARK)

[C usually singular] an occasion when an object presses on something and leaves a mark: The button had left an imprint on my arm. [S] an occasion when an event or experience becomes fixed in someone's memory or leaves its mark in some way on their appearance: War has left its imprint on the strained faces of these people.
(Definition of imprint from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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