(Im*bank") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imbanked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Imbanking.] [Pref. im- in + bank.
Cf. Embank.] To inclose or defend with a bank or banks. See Embank.
(Im*bank"ment) n. The act of surrounding with a bank; a bank or mound raised for defense,
a roadway, etc.; an embankment. See Embankment.
(Im*ban"nered) a. Having banners.
(Im*bar") v. t. To bar in; to secure. [Obs.]
To imbar their crooked titles.Shak.
(Im*bar"go) n. See Embargo.
(Im*bark") v. i. & t. See Embark.
(Im*barn") v. t. To store in a barn. [Obs.]
(Im*base") v. t. See Embase.
(Im*base"), v. i. To diminish in value. [Obs.] Hales.
(Im*bas"tard*ize) v. t. To bastardize; to debase. [Obs.] Milton.
(Im*bathe") v. t. [Pref. im- in + bathe. Cf. Embathe.] To bathe; to wash freely; to immerse.
And gave her to his daughters to imbatheMilton.
In nectared lavers strewed with asphodel.
(Im*bay") v. t. See Embay.
(Im"be*cile) a. [L. imbecillis, and imbecillus; of unknown origin: cf. F. imbécile.] Destitute of
strength, whether of body or mind; feeble; impotent; esp., mentally wea; feeble-minded; as, hospitals for the
imbecile and insane.
Syn. Weak; feeble; feeble-minded; idiotic.
(Im"be*cile), n. One destitute of strength; esp., one of feeble mind.
(Im"be*cile), v. t. To weaken; to make imbecile; as, to imbecile men's courage. [Obs.] Jer.
(Im`be*cil"i*tate) v. t. To weaken, as to the body or the mind; to enfeeble. [R.] A. Wilson.
(Im`be*cil"i*ty) n.; pl. Imbecilities [L. imbecillitas: cf. F. imbécillité.] The quality of being
imbecile; weakness; feebleness, esp. of mind.
Cruelty . . . argues not only a depravedness of nature, but also a meanness of courage and imbecility
of mind.Sir W. Temple.
This term is used specifically to denote natural weakness of the mental faculties, affecting one's power
to act reasonably or intelligently.
Syn. Debility; infirmity; weakness; feebleness; impotence. See Debility.
(Im*bed") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imbedded ; p. pr. & vb. n. Imbedding.] [Pref. im- in + bed.
Cf. Embed.] 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.