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imbrute

or em·brute

[im-broot]
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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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Related Words

brutalizeautomateautomatizebarbarizeimbruterobotize

Examples from the Web for imbruted

Historical Examples

  • Imbruted by atheism, he entered his cell with a merry song and a joke.

    Maria Antoinette

    John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott

  • From the animal creation we mount by a short step to the imbruted Indian.

  • There he lay,—squalid and loathsome under the bright heaven,—an imbruted man.

  • The leader of sanguinary Albanians and imbruted Egyptians against wild Arab hordes is not likely to be of a delicate stomach.

  • The imbruted monster turned upon his heel without any reply.

    Maria Antoinette

    John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott