[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.


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Modern Language Association (MLA Style)

“Palimpsest.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/palimpsest. Accessed 27 July 2021.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “palimpsest”, accessed July 27, 2021, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/palimpsest.

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Palimpsest. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved July 27, 2021, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/palimpsest


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