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Friday, February 17, 2006

Definitions for imbue

  1. To tinge or dye deeply; to cause to absorb thoroughly; as, "clothes thoroughly imbued with black."
  2. To instill profoundly; to cause to become impressed or penetrated.

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Citations for imbue
Beauty is equal parts flesh and imagination: we imbue it with our dreams, saturate it with our longings. Nancy Etcoff, Survival of the Prettiest
Along with the rest of us he would certainly applaud attempts to imbue the young with the spirit of fair play. John Bryant, Times (London)
Origin of imbue
1545-1555
Imbue comes from Latin imbuere, "to wet, to steep, to saturate."