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#89041 - 12/07/02 06:04 PM imbue
wwh Offline
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A word we all know, that has been used perhaps a dozen times. But todday I was surprised
to discover that it came from a Latin word meaning "to wet".
imbue
vt.
3bued$, 3bu4ing 5L imbuere, to wet, soak6
1 [Rare] to fill with moisture; saturate
2 to fill with color; dye; tinge
3 to permeate or inspire (with principles, ideas, emotions, etc.)



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#89042 - 12/08/02 11:22 AM Re: imbue
bonzaialsatian Offline
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Not wanting to sound ignorant here but - I didn't know this word...


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#89043 - 12/08/02 01:21 PM Re: imbue
wwh Offline
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Dear bonzaialsation: You must hve been imbued with a love of words, or you would not
have become a member of AWADtalk. I modestly claim to be thus imbued, and am glad
that it does not mean that I am "all wet".


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#89044 - 12/08/02 01:42 PM Re: imbue
bonzaialsatian Offline
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Ah! Glad to hear it.


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