impatent

impatent

 [im-pa´tent]
closed; not patent.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

im·pat·ent

(im-pat'ĕnt, im-pā'tĕnt),
Not patent; closed.
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impatent

(ĭm-pă′tĕnt) [″ + patere, to be open]
Closed; not patent.
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners
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The long-term effects of alcohol are so damaging that an alcoholic who becomes impatent may not recover potency even after drinking stops.
The Act vested in the government the ownership of surface resources of impatented mining claims for retention by the government until the claims were patented.