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IMBUE, verb intransitive imbu'. [Latin imbuo; in and the root of Eng. buck, to buck cloth, that is, to dip, drench or steep in water.]

1. To tinge deeply; to dye; as, to imbue cloth.

2. To tincture deeply; to cause to imbibe; as, to imbue the minds of youth with good principles.