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imprint something on(to) something

1. to print something onto something. We imprinted your name onto your stationery and your business cards. Please imprint my initials on this label.
2. and imprint something into something to record something firmly in the memory of someone. The severe accident imprinted a sense of fear onto Lucy's mind. Imprint the numbers into your brain and never forget them!
3. and imprint something into something to make a permanent record of something in an animal's brain. (As with newly hatched fowl, which imprint the image of the first moving creature they see into their brains.) The sight of its mother imprinted itself on the little gosling's brain. Nature imprints this information into the bird's memory.
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imprint something with something

to print something with a message. Amy imprinted each bookmark with her name. Each bookmark was imprinted with her name.
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Since install, Imprinting runs one standard shift a day on the press, filling it with a diverse assortment of prime labels.
While Ulbricht observed that the increase in permeability is due to the swelling of membrane caused by the binding of template to the imprinting sites [32].
In order to obtain imprint nearest to one cell thickness, the amount of pressure applied at the time of imprinting therefore varied.
developed a mouse model that allowed her to specifically excise the imprinting control region from the maternal allele.
In addition to addressing materials, ColorDynamics will also use the PROSPER Imprinting System to add bar codes, QR codes and personalized messages.
This study would provide useful information for the study of genomic imprinting in mammals.
Besides its dual roles mentioned above, the appropriate solvent of polymerization is generally an aprotic and a non- or weakly polar solvent, especially in noncovalent imprinting polymerization, the solvent must be judiciously chosen such that it simultaneously maximizes the likelihood of template and monomer complex formation by hydrogen bond or other interactions.
A disadvantage of conventional polymer imprinting is that each "antigen" or template molecule produces an artificial antibody containing all kinds of different binding sites, but most have poor recognition abilities and are therefore ineffective.
Molecular imprinting involves the synthesis of polymers in the presence of an imprint or template compound (the substance to be analyzed or analyte) to produce cavities on the polymer that are selective for that analyte.
One technique that has been introduced lately is the molecular imprinting of polymers, leading to materials that contain receptor sites, designed to recognize and preferentially hind a particular molecule [1].
This last serves as an emblem for the entire show, which investigates the direct physical transference of a form or configuration from one surface or material to another, as in molding, casting, and imprinting.
The mating preferences of many birds and some mammals are influenced by early experience, a phenomenon called sexual imprinting (Lorenz 1935; Sluckin 1964).
DALLAS -- ColorDynamics, a Dallas-based commercial printer, has purchased a KODAK PROSPER S10 Imprinting System to significantly improve turnaround time on direct mail jobs.
Summary: The molecular imprinting technique was used for chiral resolution of phenylalanine (Phe).