or em·brute

[ im-broot ]
/ ɪmˈbrut /

verb (used with or without object), im·brut·ed, im·brut·ing.

to degrade or sink to the level of a brute.

Words nearby imbrute

Origin of imbrute

First recorded in 1625–35; im-1 + brute1


im·brute·ment, em·brute·ment, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for embrute

  • 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