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Today's Word "imbue"

To cause to absorb thoroughly on

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imbue \im-BYOO\, transitive verb: 1. To tinge or dye deeply; to cause to absorb thoroughly; as, "clothes thoroughly imbued with black." 2. To instill profoundly; to cause to become impressed or penetrated.

"Thus, therefore, the floor of our familiar room has become a neutral territory, somewhere between the real world and fairy-land, where the Actual and the Imaginary may neet, and each imbue itself with the nature of the other." -- Nathaniel Hawthorne, 'The Scarlet Letter'

Imbue comes from Latin imbuere, "to wet, to steep, to saturate."


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