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embed

[ verb em-bed; noun em-bed ]
/ verb 蓻m藞b蓻d; noun 藞蓻m藢b蓻d /
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verb (used with object), em路bed路ded, em路bed路ding.
verb (used without object), em路bed路ded, em路bed路ding.
to be or become fixed or incorporated, as into a surrounding mass: Glass embeds in the soft tar of the road.
noun
a person who has been embedded, as with a military unit.
a period of time during which a person is embedded.
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Sometimes im路bed [im-bed] /瑟m藞b蓻d/ .

Origin of embed

First recorded in 1770鈥80; em-1 + bed

OTHER WORDS FROM embed

em路bed路ment, noun
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How to use embed in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for embed

embed

imbed

/ (瑟m藞b蓻d) /

verb -beds, -bedding or -bedded
(usually foll by in) to fix or become fixed firmly and deeply in a surrounding solid massto embed a nail in wood
(tr) to surround closelyhard rock embeds the roots
(tr) to fix or retain (a thought, idea, etc) in the mind
(often foll by with) to assign a journalist or be assigned as one to accompany an active military unit
(tr) grammar to insert (a subordinate clause) into a sentence
noun (藞瑟mb蓻d)
a journalist accompanying an active military unit

Derived forms of embed

embedment, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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