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imbue

[im-byoo]
verb (used with object), imbued, imbuing.
1.
to impregnate or inspire, as with feelings, opinions, etc.: The new political leader was imbued with the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.
2.
to saturate or impregnate with moisture, color, etc.
3.
to imbrue.

Origin:
1545–55; < Latin imbuere to wet, drench

imbuement, noun
preimbue, verb (used with object), preimbued, preimbuing.
unimbued, adjective

imbrue, imbue.


1. charge, infect, fire. 2. permeate, infuse, tincture, soak.
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imbue (ɪmˈbjuː)
 
vb (usually foll by with) , -bues, -buing, -bued
1.  to instil or inspire (with ideals, principles, etc): his sermons were imbued with the spirit of the Reformation
2.  rare to soak, esp with moisture, dye, etc
 
[C16: from Latin imbuere to stain, accustom]
 
im'buement
 
n

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imbue
c.1550, "to cause to absorb" (feelings, opinions, etc.), from M.Fr. imbu (infl. by L. imbutus, pp. of imbuere "moisten, stain"), earlier embu, pp. of emboire, from L. imbibere "drink in, soak in."
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