As a noun impasse
is a road with no exit; a cul-de-sac.
As a verb impaste is
to knead; to make into paste; to concrete.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
a road with no exit; a cul-de-sac
a deadlock or stalemate situation in which no progress can be made
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- "Young man, this town is at a bit of an impasse . If you have any suggestion that might help, now would be the time to voice it."
To knead; to make into paste; to concrete.
(art) To lay colour on canvas by uniting them skillfully together. See (impasto).
- Blood baked and impasted . — Shakespeare.