• WordNet 3.6
    • v imbed fix or set securely or deeply "He planted a knee in the back of his opponent","The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Imbed To sink or lay, as in a bed; to deposit in a partly inclosing mass, as of clay or mortar; to cover, as with earth, sand, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • imbed See embed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Imbed to place in a mass of matter: to lay, as in a bed
    • v.t Imbed im-bed′ See Embed.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. im-, in + bed,. Cf. Embed


In literature:

To make each one many times was the best way to imbed it in his memory.
"The Lost Prince" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The play was simple; the hatchet must imbed its blade close to the outlined shape, yet not "wound" or "draw blood.
"The Maid-At-Arms" by Robert W. Chambers
It was a common practice in those days to imbed such things in the corner stones of buildings.
"Added Upon" by Nephi Anderson
Ice will imbed it as amber imbeds a straw.
"The Haunters & The Haunted" by Various
CAUSE: Due to a micro organism (Piropalasna Bigenium) which imbeds itself in the red blood corpuscles.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
Imbed in fresh paraffin in a metal (or paper) mould.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
Imbed the mold in ice and salt for from one to six hours.
"The Century Cook Book" by Mary Ronald
The Eastern (and possibly the earlier) practice was to set chips of coloured glass in a heavy fretwork of stone or to imbed them in plaster.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 1" by Various

In news:

Six-month drop in world piracy says International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau's (IMB) report.
According to Smith, the Scent Fusion aspect is a proprietary infusing process used to imbed the specific scent into the product.
Cinemeccanica announced that its Cinecloud IMB-based solution successfully passed CTP requirements and is now DCI- compliant .
Pirate attacks more than doubled in Indonesia in the first nine months of 1999, prompting the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) to warn mariners to take urgent precautions in Indonesian waters.
The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) commends Vietnamese authorities for recapture of hijacked tankship taken to their waters.
The number of pirate attacks has been increasing in the past few years, IMB says.
ThinkGlass designers can also imbed LED lighting within the steps.
The IMB received reports of 102 incidents of piracy and armed robbery for the first quarter of 2012, with dangerously increasing numbers in West Africa n waters.

In science:

Our predictions for the combined Kam-II and IMB data are consistent with those of Lunardini when differences in the star formation rate are taken into account.
Neutrino Spectrum from SN 1987A and from Cosmic Supernovae
In particul ar, we found no evidence from the data alone that the Kam-II and IMB data sets were incompatible. A second point to consider is whether SN 1987A was a representative supernova.
Neutrino Spectrum from SN 1987A and from Cosmic Supernovae
We assess the compatibility of the Kam-II and IMB data sets in a model-independent way and turn to the data directly, skipping any intermediate stages and assumptions about the incoming neutrino spectrum.
Neutrino Spectrum from SN 1987A and from Cosmic Supernovae
The ratio of muon to electron neutrinos from atmospheric cascades was reported to be lower than expected in both the Kamiokande (Ka jita) and the IMB (Dye) experiments.
Summary Talk: International Symposium on Neutrino Astrophysics, Takayama/Kamioka (10/'92)
Detectors such as IMB, Frejus, and Kamiokande, lie off the bottom of this plot, with areas around 400 m2 .
The Search for the Dark Matter: WIMPs and MACHOs