Imbuing
Imbue 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. [1913 Webster]

2. To tincture deply; to cause to become impressed or penetrated; as, to imbue the minds of youth with good principles. [1913 Webster]

Thy words with grace divine Imbued, bring to their sweetness no satiety. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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