Etymology
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embed (v.)

1778, "to lay in a bed (of surrounding matter)," from em- (1) + bed (n.). Originally a geological term, in reference to fossils in rock; figurative sense is by 1835; meaning "place (a journalist) within a military unit at war" is from 2003 and the Iraq war. Related: Embedded; embedding.

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Definitions of embed

embed (v.)
fix or set securely or deeply;
Synonyms: implant / engraft / imbed / plant
embed (v.)
attach to, as a journalist to a military unit when reporting on a war;
The young reporter was embedded with the Third Division
From wordnet.princeton.edu