[PAL-imp-sest]

noun

An object or place whose older layers or aspects are apparent beneath its surface.

The old hag’s face looked like a palimsest; you could see former Botox treatments that had dried up into manifold layers of crust.


Cite this Entry

Modern Language Association (MLA Style)

“Palimpsest.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/palimpsest. Accessed 29 Sept. 2022.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “palimpsest”, accessed September 29, 2022, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/palimpsest.

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Palimpsest. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved September 29, 2022, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/palimpsest


Like how we used palimpsest in a sentence?