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impression Tweet Definition of impression Like Definition of impression on Facebook
noun 
  1. The overall effect of something.
  2. The indentation or depression made by the pressure of one object on another.
  3. An impersonation.
  4. an outward appearance
  5. an online advertising performance metric representing an instance where an ad is shown once
     
ingot Tweet Definition of ingot Like Definition of ingot on Facebook
noun 
  1. A solid block of more or less pure metal, often but not necessarily bricklike in shape and trapezoidal in cross-section, the result of pouring out and cooling molten metal, often immediately after smelting from raw ore or alloy, alloying from constituents.
     
inoculate Tweet Definition of inoculate Like Definition of inoculate on Facebook
verb (inoculates, inoculating, inoculated, inoculated)
  1. (context, transitive, immunology) To introduce an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease.
  2. (context, transitive, by extension) To safeguard or protect something as if by inoculation.
     
intermetallic compound Tweet Definition of intermetallic compound Like Definition of intermetallic compound on Facebook
noun 
  1. (chemistry) any solid material, composed of two or more metal atoms in a definite proportion, that has a definite structure which differs from those of its constituent metals
     
invest Tweet Definition of invest Like Definition of invest on Facebook
noun 
  1. An unnamed tropical weather pattern "to investigate" for development into a significant (named) system. A temporary designation by the U.S. http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/tc_pages/ Naval Research Lab Joint Typhoon Warning Center and http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ National Hurricane Center. Internal jargon (possibly teletype abbreviation) in the 1980's. Appears today on some tracking maps, e.g. tropical storm advisories at the http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/ wunderground.com tropical weather page. Designation, e.g. <code>91e</code>, is a cyclic number (90-99) and a letter suffix for oceanic region:
    • <code>a</code> - Arabian Sea
    • <code>b</code> - Bay of Bengal
    • <code>c</code> - North Central Pacific Ocean
    • <code>e</code> - Northeast Pacific Ocean
    • <code>l</code> - North Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea
    • <code>p</code> - South Pacific Ocean
    • <code>s</code> - South Indian Ocean
    • <code>w</code> - Northwest Pacific Ocean
verb 
  1. (dated) To clothe or wrap (with garments).
  2. To envelop, wrap, cover.
    • 1667: Night / Invests the Sea, and wished Morn delayes " John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 1, ll. 207-8
      1. To commit money or capital in the hope of financial gain.
      2. To spend money, time, or energy into something, especially for some benefit or purpose.
      The contributors to the Wikipedia and Wiktionary projects have invested countless hours into this resource..
      1. To ceremonially install someone in some office.
      2. To formally give someone some power or authority.
      3. To lay siege to.
      4. (intransitive): To make investments.
     
investment Tweet Definition of investment Like Definition of investment on Facebook
noun 
  1. A temporary donation of money to a cause in expectation of making a profit.
     
iron Tweet Definition of iron Like Definition of iron on Facebook
noun 
  1. (context, uncountable) A metallic chemical element having atomic number 26, and symbol Fe.
  2. (context, countable) A tool or appliance made of metal, which is heated and then used to transfer heat to something else; most often a thick piece of metal fitted with a handle and having a flat, roughly triangular bottom, which is heated and used to press wrinkles from clothing, and now usually containing an electrical heating apparatus.
  3. (context, usually plural, irons) Shackles.
  4. (slang) A handgun.
  5. (context, uncountable) A dark shade of the colour/color silver.
  6. (context, Cockney rhyming slang, shortened from iron hoof, rhyming with poof; countable, offensive, ) A male homosexual.
verb 
  1. (transitive) To pass an iron over (clothing or some other item made of cloth) in order to remove creases.
adjective (more iron, most iron)
  1. {not comparable} Made of the metal iron.
  2. (context, figuratively) Strong (as of will), inflexible.
She had an iron will.
He held on with an iron grip.
     
ironwork Tweet Definition of ironwork Like Definition of ironwork on Facebook
noun 
  1. Anything made of iron, or consists largely of it, especially when used for decoration.
     

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