- to form into pearls or pearl-like drops
- to decorate with or as with pearls
Origin of impearlFrench emperler: see im- and amp; pearl
transitive verbim·pearled, im·pearl·ing, im·pearls
- To form (something) into pearls.
- To adorn with or as if with pearls.
(third-person singular simple present impearls, present participle impearling, simple past and past participle impearled)
- (poetic) To form into pearls, or make pearly.
- Dewdrops which the sun impearls on every leaf and every flower. — Milton.
- (poetic) To decorate as if with pearls.
- With morning dews impearled. — Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
- The dews of the morning impearl every thorn. — R. Digby.