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im·print • v. / imˈprint/ 1. [tr.] (usu. be imprinted) impress or stamp (a mark or outline) on a surface or body: tire marks were imprinted in the snow. ∎  make an impression or mark on (something): clothes imprinted with the logos of sports teams. ∎  fig. fix (an idea) firmly in someone's mind: he would always have this ghastly image imprinted on his mind. 2. [intr.] (imprint on) Zool. (of a young animal) come to recognize (another animal, person, or thing) as a parent or other object of habitual trust. • n. / ˈimprint/ 1. a mark made by pressing something on to a softer substance so that its outline is reproduced: he made imprints of the keys in bars of soap. ∎ fig. a lasting impression or effect: years in the colonies had left their imprint. 2. a printer's or publisher's name, address, and other details in a book or other printed item. ∎  a brand name under which books are published, typically the name of a former publishing house that is now part of a larger group.

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