- to enclose or crust over with or as with paste
- to make a paste or crust of
- to apply a thick coat as of paint to
Origin of impasteItalian impastare ; from in- (see in-) + pasta, paste
transitive verbim·past·ed, im·past·ing, im·pastes
- To paint by applying thick layers of pigment.
- Archaic To enclose with or as if with a paste or crust.
(third-person singular simple present impastes, present participle impasting, simple past and past participle impasted)