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imbrute

or em·brute

[im-broot]
verb (used with or without object), im·brut·ed, im·brut·ing.
  1. to degrade or sink to the level of a brute.
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Origin of imbrute

First recorded in 1625–35; im-1 + brute1
Related formsim·brute·ment, em·brute·ment, noun
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Examples from the Web for embrute

Historical Examples

  • 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