embed
also imbed verb (embedded; also imbedded; embedding; also imbedding) Date: circa 1794 transitive verb 1. a. to enclose closely in or as if in a matrix <
fossils embedded in stone
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b. to make something an integral part of <
the prejudices embedded in our language
>
c. to prepare (a microscopy specimen) for sectioning by infiltrating with and enclosing in a supporting substance 2. to surround closely <
a sweet pulp embeds the plum seed
>
intransitive verb to become embedded • embedment noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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