Etymology
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imbue (v.)

early 15c., "to keep wet; to soak, saturate;" also figuratively "to cause to absorb" (feelings, opinions, etc.), from Latin imbuere "moisten, wet, soak, saturate," figuratively "to fill; to taint," a word of uncertain origin, perhaps from the same root as imbrication. Compare also Old French embu, past participle of emboivre, from Latin imbibere "drink in, soak in" (see imbibe), which might have influenced the English word. Related: Imbued; imbuing.

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Definitions of imbue

imbue (v.)
spread or diffuse through;
imbue (v.)
fill, soak, or imbue totally;
Synonyms: soak
imbue (v.)
suffuse with color;
Synonyms: hue
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