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Meaning of IMBUE

Pronunciation:  im'byoo

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  suffuse with color
  2. [v]  fill, soak, or imbue totally; "saturate the bandage with disinfectant"
  3. [v]  spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building"

IMBUE is a 5 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: diffuse, hue, interpenetrate, penetrate, permeate, pervade, soak, tinge
 See Also: brew, complexion, dye, impregnate, infuse, perforate, saturate, spiritise, spiritize, steep



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Im*bue"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Imbued}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Imbuing}.] [L. imbuere; pref. im- in + perh. a disused
simple word akin to L. bibere to drink. Cf. {Imbibe}.]
1. To tinge deeply; to dye; to cause to absorb; as, clothes
   thoroughly imbued with black.

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

         Thy words with grace divine Imbued, bring to their
         sweetness no satiety.                 --Milton.

Thesaurus Terms
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