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English Dictionary: Imbue by the DICT Development Group
2 results for Imbue
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
imbue
v
  1. spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building"; "His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks"
    Synonym(s): permeate, pervade, penetrate, interpenetrate, diffuse, imbue, riddle
  2. fill, soak, or imbue totally; "soak the bandage with disinfectant"
    Synonym(s): soak, imbue
  3. suffuse with color
    Synonym(s): imbue, hue
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.
  
      2. To tincture deply; to cause to become impressed or
            penetrated; as, to imbue the minds of youth with good
            principles.
  
                     Thy words with grace divine Imbued, bring to their
                     sweetness no satiety.                        --Milton.
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