- to degrade or sink to the level of a brute.
Origin of imbrute
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Examples from the Web for imbrute
Imbrute (said to have been coined by Milton) is also intransitive; in Par.Milton's Comus
Any nobleness begins at once to refine a man's features, any meanness or sensuality to imbrute them.Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience
Henry David Thoreau
Any nobleness begins at once to refine a man's features; any meanness or sensuality to imbrute them.