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or embrute

[im-broot] /ɪmˈbrut/
verb (used with or without object), imbruted, imbruting.
to degrade or sink to the level of a brute.
Origin of imbrute
First recorded in 1625-35; im-1 + brute1
Related forms
imbrutement, embrutement, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • You would dethrone and embrute the lords of the earth by your theories.

    A Strange Story, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • To harden and embrute the kindly dispositions, we must not only indulge in guilt but feel that we are guilty.

    Paul Clifford, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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