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impressĭo (inpr- ), ōnis, f. imprimo,
I.a pressing into, an impressing, impression (class.).
I. Lit.
A. In gen.: “materiam signari impressione formarum,App. Dogm. Plat. 1, p. 4: signaculi, Schol. Juv. 1, 68: “nummorum,stamping, coining, Aug. Doctr. Christ. 2, 25.—
B. In partic.
2. A pressure, rough or violent handling: “omnis impressio et tumentia provocat et dolorem geminat,Cael. Aur. Acut. 3, 8, 92.—
3. A squeezing, pressure of a multitude, Fronto, Ep. ad M. Caes. 5, 30 Mai. —
II. Trop.
B. Transf., a marked expression, emphasis: “in lingua explanata vocum impressio,Cic. Ac. 1, 5, 19.—
C. The impression on the mind made by phenomena: “cum visa in animis imprimantur, non vos id dicere, inter ipsas impressiones nihil interesse, sed inter species et quasdam formas eorum,Cic. Ac. 2, 18, 58.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Caesar, Gallic War, 8.6.2
    • Cicero, Letters to his Friends, 5.2.8
    • Cicero, On Oratory, 3.48
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 25, 37
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 8, 9
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 4, 28.6
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