Impale Definition

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To pierce through with, or fix on, something pointed; transfix.
Webster's New World
To make helpless, as if fixed on a stake.
Impaled by her glance.
Webster's New World
To punish or torture by fixing on a stake.
Webster's New World
To join (two coats of arms) side by side on one shield.
Webster's New World
More generally, to pierce (something) with any long, pointed object.

Origin of Impale

  • Medieval Latin impālāre Latin in- in in–2 Latin pālus stake pag- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Medieval Latin impālāre, from Latin palus.

    From Wiktionary

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