Definitions for imbueɪmˈbyu
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word imbue
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to permeate or inspire profoundly.
to saturate deeply with moisture or color.
Origin of imbue:
1545–55; < L imbuere to wet, drench
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"
fill, soak, or imbue totally
"soak the bandage with disinfectant"
suffuse with color
: To wet or stain an object completely with some physical quality.
The shirt was imbued with his scent.
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.
Origin: From imbuo.
to tinge deeply; to dye; to cause to absorb; as, clothes thoroughly imbued with black
to tincture deply; to cause to become impressed or penetrated; as, to imbue the minds of youth with good principles
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