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[im-bed] /ɪmˈbɛd/
verb (used with object), imbedded, imbedding.
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  • But a metaphor is no argument, though it be sometimes the gunpowder to drive one home and imbed it in the memory.
  • The idea was for the bomb to imbed itself underground and explode.
  • It was agreed upon to imbed the methodology of the process in the rule, including equations and formulas.
  • Visualization and movement provide opportunities for students to imbed new vocabulary or concepts into their long-term memory.
  • It also searches the element contents for special hyperlinking commands which its uses to imbed hyperlinks into the output page.
  • Finally, a roller is used to imbed the stone into the surface.
  • Instead, it will deeply imbed politics into the federal procurement process.
  • The darts generally imbed in the skin of the subject, although the device also delivers the electrical current through clothing.
British Dictionary definitions for imbed


verb -beds, -bedding, -bedded
(usually foll by in) to fix or become fixed firmly and deeply in a surrounding solid mass: to embed a nail in wood
(transitive) to surround closely: hard rock embeds the roots
(transitive) to fix or retain (a thought, idea, etc) in the mind
(often foll by with) to assign a journalist or be assigned as one to accompany an active military unit
(transitive) (grammar) to insert (a subordinate clause) into a sentence
noun (ˈɪmbɛd)
a journalist accompanying an active military unit
Derived Forms
embedment, noun


verb -beds, -bedding, -bedded
a less common spelling of embed
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