[em-boo z-uh m, -boo-zuh m]

verb (used with object)

to enfold, envelop, or enclose.
to take into or hold in the bosom; embrace.
to cherish; foster.

Also imbosom.

Origin of embosom

First recorded in 1580–90; em-1 + bosom
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Related Words for embosom

embrace, enclose, envelope, surround

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verb (tr) archaic

to enclose or envelop, esp protectively
to clasp to the bosom; hug
to cherish
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