(South African) a mythical bird associated with witchcraft, frequently manifested as the secretary bird
[ne-moh me im-poo-ne lah-kes-sit; English nee-moh mee im-pyoo-nee luh-ses-it] /ˈnɛ moʊ mɛ ɪmˈpu nɛ lɑˈkɛs sɪt; English ˈni moʊ mi ɪmˈpyu ni ləˈsɛs ɪt/ Latin. 1. no one attacks me with impunity: motto of Scotland. adj. “unpunished” (obsolete), 1610s, from Latin impunis “unpunished,” from assimilated form of in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + […]
[im-pyoo-ni-tee] /ɪmˈpyu nɪ ti/ noun 1. exemption from punishment. 2. immunity from detrimental effects, as of an action. /ɪmˈpjuːnɪtɪ/ noun (pl) -ties 1. exemption or immunity from punishment or recrimination 2. exemption or immunity from unpleasant consequences: a successful career marked by impunity from early mistakes 3. with impunity n. 1530s, from Middle French impunité […]
[im-pyoo r] /ɪmˈpyʊər/ adjective 1. not pure; mixed with extraneous matter, especially of an inferior or contaminating nature: impure water and air. 2. modified by admixture, as color. 3. mixed or combined with something else: an impure style of architecture. 4. regarded by a religion as unclean, as animals or things. 5. not morally pure […]
- Impure flutter
impure flutter im·pure flutter (ĭm-pyur’) n. A mixture of atrial flutter and fibrillation waves in the electrocardiogram.