Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Imbarn transitive verb To store in a barn. [ Obsolete]
Imbase transitive verb See Embase .
Imbase intransitive verb To diminish in value. [ Obsolete] Hales.
Imbastardize transitive verb To bastardize; to debase. [ Obsolete] Milton.
Imbathe transitive verb
[ Prefix im-
in + bathe
. Confer Embathe
.] To bathe; to wash freely; to immerse.
And gave her to his daughters to imbathe Milton.
In nectared lavers strewed with asphodel.
Imbay transitive verb See Embay .
Imbecile adjective [ Latin imbecillis , and imbecillus ; of unknown origin: confer French imbécile .] Destitute of strength, whether of body or mind; feeble; impotent; esp., mentally wea; feeble-minded; as, hospitals for the imbecile and insane. Syn. -- Weak; feeble; feeble-minded; idiotic.
Imbecile noun One destitute of strength; esp., one of feeble mind.
Imbecile transitive verb To weaken; to make imbecile; as, to imbecile men's courage. [ Obsolete] Jer. Taylor.
Imbecilitate transitive verb To weaken, as to the body or the mind; to enfeeble. [ R.] A. Wilson.
; plural Imbecilities
. [ Latin imbecillitas
: confer French imbécillité
.] The quality of being imbecile; weakness; feebleness, esp. of mind.
Cruelty . . . argues not only a depravedness of nature, but also a meanness of courage and imbecility of mind. Sir W. Temple.
» This term is used specifically to denote natural weakness of the mental faculties, affecting one's power to act reasonably or intelligently. Syn.
-- Debility; infirmity; weakness; feebleness; impotence. See Debility
Imbed transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Imbedded
; present participle & verbal noun Imbedding
.] [ Prefix im-
in + bed
. Confer Embed
.] To sink or lay, as in a bed; to deposit in a partly inclosing mass, as of clay or mortar; to cover, as with earth, sand, etc.
Imbellic adjective [ Latin imbellis ; prefix im- = in- not + bellum war; confer bellicus warlike.] Not warlike or martial. [ Obsolete] R. Junius.
Imbenching noun [ Prefix im- in + bench .] A raised work like a bench. [ Obsolete] Parkhurst.
Imbezzle transitive verb
[ Obsolete] See Embezzle .
Imbibe transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Imbibed
; present participle & verbal noun Imbibing
.] [ Latin imbibere
; prefix im-
in + bibere
to drink: confer French imbiber
. Confer Bib
.] 1. To drink in; to absorb; to suck or take in; to receive as by drinking; as, a person imbibes drink, or a sponge imbibes moisture. 2. To receive or absorb into the mind and retain; as, to imbibe principles; to imbibe errors. 3. To saturate; to imbue.
[ Obsolete] "Earth, imbibed
with . . . acid." Sir I. Newton.
Imbiber noun One who, or that which, imbibes.
Imbibition noun [ Confer French imbibition .] The act or process of imbibing, or absorbing; as, the post-mortem imbibition of poisons. Bacon.
Imbitter transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Imbittered
; present participle & verbal noun Imbittering
.] [ Prefix im-
in + bitter
. Confer Embitter
.] [ Written also embitter
.] To make bitter; hence, to make distressing or more distressing; to make sad, morose, sour, or malignant.
Is there anything that more imbitters the enjoyment of this life than shame? South.
Imbittered against each other by former contests. Bancroft.
Imbitterer noun One who, or that which, imbitters.
Imbitterment noun The act of imbittering; bitter feeling; embitterment.
Imblaze transitive verb See Emblaze .
Imbody intransitive verb
[ See Embody
.] To become corporeal; to assume the qualities of a material body. See Embody .
The soul grows clotted by contagion, Milton.
Imbodies , and imbrutes.
Imboil transitive verb & i.
[ Obsolete] See Emboil .
Imbonity noun [ Prefix im- not + Latin bonitas goodness.] Want of goodness. [ Obsolete] Burton.
Imborder transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Imbordered
; present participle & verbal noun Imbordering
.] [ Prefix im-
in + border
. Confer Emborder
.] To furnish or inclose with a border; to form a border of. Milton.
Imbosk transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Imbosked
; present participle & verbal noun Imbosking
.] [ CF. Italian imboscare
to imbosk, imboscarsi
to retire into a wood; prefix im-
in + bosco
wood. See Boscage
, and confer Ambush
.] To conceal, as in bushes; to hide.
[ Obsolete] Shelton.
Imbosk intransitive verb To be concealed. [ R.] Milton.
Imbosom transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Imbosomed
; present participle & verbal noun Imbosoming
.] [ Prefix im-
in + bosom
. Confer Embosom
.] 1. To hold in the bosom; to cherish in the heart or affection; to embosom. 2. To inclose or place in the midst of; to surround or shelter; as, a house imbosomed in a grove.
soft in trees." Thomson.
The Father infinite, Milton.
By whom in bliss imbosomed sat the Son.
Imboss transitive verb See Emboss .
[ See Emboss
.] Embossed or raised work.
[ Obsolete] Beau. & Fl.
Imbound transitive verb To inclose in limits; to shut in. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Imbow transitive verb
[ Prefix im-
in + bow
. Confer Embow
.] To make like a bow; to curve; to arch; to vault; to embow.
Imbowel transitive verb See Embowel .
Imbower transitive verb & i. See Embower .
Imbowment noun act of imbowing; an arch; a vault. Bacon.
Imbox transitive verb To inclose in a box.
Imbracery noun Embracery. [ Obsolete]
Imbraid transitive verb
[ Obsolete] See Embraid .
Imbrangle transitive verb To entangle as in a cobweb; to mix confusedly.
[ R.] Hudibras.
Physiology imbrangled with an inapplicable logic. Coleridge.
Imbreed transitive verb
[ Confer Inbreed
.] To generate within; to inbreed.
[ Obsolete] Hakewill.
Imbricate transitive verb To lay in order, one lapping over another, so as to form an imbricated surface.
Imbricate, Imbricated adjective [ Latin imbricatus , past participle of imbricare to cover with tiles, to form like a gutter tile, from imbrex , -icis , a hollow tile, gutter tile, from imber rain.]
1. Bent and hollowed like a roof or gutter tile. 2. Lying over each other in regular order, so as to "break joints," like tiles or shingles on a roof, the scales on the leaf buds of plants and the cups of some acorns, or the scales of fishes; overlapping each other at the margins, as leaves in æstivation. 3. In decorative art: Having scales lapping one over the other, or a representation of such scales; as, an imbricated surface; an imbricated pattern.
Imbrication noun [ Confer French imbrication .] An overlapping of the edges, like that of tiles or shingles; hence, intricacy of structure; also, a pattern or decoration representing such a structure.
Imbricative adjective (Botany) Imbricate.
; plural Imbrocadoes
. [ See Brocade
.] Cloth of silver or of gold.
Imbrocata, Imbroccata noun [ Italian imbroccata .] A hit or thrust. [ Obsolete] B. Jonson.