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      vb   , -bues, -buing, -bued   tr; usually foll by: with  
1    to instil or inspire (with ideals, principles, etc.)  
his sermons were imbued with the spirit of the Reformation     
2    Rare   to soak, esp. with moisture, dye, etc.  
     (C16: from Latin imbuere to stain, accustom)  
  imbuement      n  
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1      (figurative)   bathe, impregnate, inculcate, infuse, instil, permeate, pervade, saturate, steep  
2    colour, dye, ingrain, stain, suffuse, tinge, tint  

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imbrue, imbuement, imbed, IMunE

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