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imbue #89041
12/07/02 11:04 PM
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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.)



Re: imbue #89042
12/08/02 04:22 PM
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Not wanting to sound ignorant here but - I didn't know this word...


Re: imbue #89043
12/08/02 06:21 PM
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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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12/08/02 06:42 PM
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Ah! Glad to hear it.



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