Imbrute
Imbrute Im*brute", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Imbruted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Imbruting}.] [Pref. im- in + brute: cf. F. abrutir. Cf. {Embrute}.] To degrade to the state of a brute; to make brutal. [1913 Webster]

And mixed with bestial slime, THis essence to incarnate and imbrute. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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  • Imbrute — Im*brute , v. i. To sink to the state of a brute. [1913 Webster] The soul grows clotted by contagion, Imbodies, and imbrutes, till she quite lose The divine property of her first being. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imbrute — [im bro͞ot′] vt., vi. imbruted, imbruting [ IM + BRUTE] to make or become brutal …   English World dictionary

  • imbrute — verb (imbruted; imbruting) Date: 1634 intransitive verb to sink to the level of a brute transitive verb to degrade to the level of a brute …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • imbrute — imbrutement, n. /im brooht /, v.t., v.i., imbruted, imbruting. to degrade or sink to the level of a brute. Also, embrute. [1625 35; IM 1 + BRUTE] * * * …   Universalium

  • imbrute — verb a) To make brutal b) To degrade to the state of a brute …   Wiktionary

  • imbrute — terbium …   Anagrams dictionary

  • imbrute — v. a. Brutify, brutalize …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • imbrute — im·brute …   English syllables

  • imbrute — im•brute [[t]ɪmˈbrut[/t]] v. i. brut•ed, brut•ing to sink to the level of a brute • Etymology: 1625–35 im•brute′ment, n …   From formal English to slang

  • imbrute — [c]/ɪmˈbrut/ (say im brooht) verb (imbruted, imbruting) –verb (t) 1. to degrade to the level of a brute. –verb (i) 2. to sink to the level of a brute. Also, embrute. {im 1 + brute (noun) –imbrutement, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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