Imbreed to Immeasurably
(Im*breed") v. t. [Cf. Inbreed.] To generate within; to inbreed. [Obs.] Hakewill.
(Im"bri*cate Im"bri*ca`ted) a. [L. imbricatus, p. p. of imbricare to cover with tiles, to form like
a gutter tile, fr. imbrex, -icis, a hollow tile, gutter tile, fr. imber rain.]
1. Bent and hollowed like a roof or gutter tile.
2. Lying over each other in regular order, so as to "break joints," like tiles or shingles on a roof, the scales
on the leaf buds of plants and the cups of some acorns, or the scales of fishes; overlapping each other
at the margins, as leaves in æstivation.
3. In decorative art: Having scales lapping one over the other, or a representation of such scales; as, an
imbricated surface; an imbricated pattern.
(Im"bri*cate) v. t. To lay in order, one lapping over another, so as to form an imbricated surface.
(Im`bri*ca"tion) n. [Cf. F. imbrication.] An overlapping of the edges, like that of tiles or
shingles; hence, intricacy of structure; also, a pattern or decoration representing such a structure.
(Im"bri*ca*tive) a. (Bot.) Imbricate.
(Im`bro*ca"do) n.; pl. Imbrocadoes [See Brocade.] Cloth of silver or of gold. [R.]
(||Im`bro*ca"ta Im`broc*ca"ta), n. [It. imbroccata.] A hit or thrust. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
(Im*brogl"io) n.; pl. Imbroglios [Written also embroglio.] [It. See 1st Broil, and cf. Embroil.]
1. An intricate, complicated plot, as of a drama or work of fiction.
2. A complicated and embarrassing state of things; a serious misunderstanding.
Wrestling to free itself from the baleful imbroglio.Carlyle.
(Im*brown") v. t. [Pref. im- in + brown. Cf. Embrown.] To make brown; to obscure; to darken; to
tan; as, features imbrowned by exposure.
The mountain mass by scorching skies imbrowned.Byron.
(Im*brue") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imbureed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Imbureing.] [Cf. OF. embruer, also
embruver, embreuver, embrever, to give to drink, soak (see pref. En-, 1, 1st In-, and Breverage),
but also OE. enbrewen, enbrowen, to stain, soil (cf. Brewis).] To wet or moisten; to soak; to drench,
especially in blood.
While Darwen stream, will blood of Scots imbrued.Milton.
(Im*brue"ment) n. The act of imbruing or state of being imbrued.
(Im*brute") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imbruted; p. pr. & vb. n. Imbruting.] [Pref. im- in + brute: cf.
F. abrutir. Cf. Embrute.] To degrade to the state of a brute; to make brutal.
And mixed with bestial slime,Milton.
THis essence to incarnate and imbrute.
(Im*brute"), v. i. To sink to the state of a brute.
The soul grows clotted by contagion,Milton.
Imbodies, and imbrutes, till she quite lose
The divine property of
her first being.