Definitions for imbueɪmˈbyu

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

im•bueɪmˈbyu(v.t.)-bued, -bu•ing.

  1. to permeate or inspire profoundly.

  2. to saturate deeply with moisture or color.

  3. to imbrue.

Origin of imbue:

1545–55; < L imbuere to wet, drench

im•bue′ment(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. permeate, pervade, penetrate, interpenetrate, diffuse, imbue, riddle(verb)

    spread or diffuse through

    "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building"; "His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks"

  2. soak, imbue(verb)

    fill, soak, or imbue totally

    "soak the bandage with disinfectant"

  3. imbue, hue(verb)

    suffuse with color

Wiktionary

  1. imbue(Verb)

    : To wet or stain an object completely with some physical quality.

    The shirt was imbued with his scent.

  2. imbue(Verb)

    In general, to act in a way which results in an object becoming completely permeated or impregnated by some quality.

    The entire text is imbued with the sense of melancholy and hopelessness.

  3. Origin: From imbuo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imbue(verb)

    to tinge deeply; to dye; to cause to absorb; as, clothes thoroughly imbued with black

  2. Imbue(verb)

    to tincture deply; to cause to become impressed or penetrated; as, to imbue the minds of youth with good principles

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