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Variant of impale.
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a less common spelling of impale
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v.t. -paled, -pal•ing.
1. to pierce or fix with something pointed.
2. to pierce with a sharpened stake thrust up through the body.
3. to make helpless as if pierced through.
4. to combine (coats of arms) on a shield with a pale dividing vertically.
[1545–55; < Medieval Latin impālāre]
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Past participle: empaled
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|Verb||1.||empale - pierce with a sharp stake or point; "impale a shrimp on a skewer"|
pin - pierce with a pin; "pin down the butterfly"
spear - pierce with a spear; "spear fish"
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