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verb em·bed \ im-ˈbed \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of embed

embedded also imbedded; embedding also imbedding
transitive verb
1 a :to enclose closely in or as if in a matrix
  • fossils embedded in stone
b :to make something an integral part of
  • the prejudices embedded in our language
c :to prepare (a microscopy specimen) for sectioning by infiltrating with and enclosing in a supporting substance
2 :to surround closely
  • a sweet pulp embeds the plum seed
intransitive verb
:to become embedded

embedment

play \im-ˈbed-mənt\ noun

Examples of embed in a Sentence

  1. embed a post in concrete

  2. the nails were solidly embedded in those old plaster walls

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First Known Use of embed

circa 1794

embed Synonyms

Synonyms
bed, entrench (also imbed), enroot, fix, impact, implant, ingrain (also engrain), lodge, root
Antonyms
dislodge, root (out), uproot
Related Words
imbue, infuse, instill; beat (into), drive (into); establish, place, put, settle, stick
Near Antonyms
eliminate, eradicate; eject, expel; detach, disconnect, disengage, remove

EMBED Defined for English Language Learners

embed

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verb

Definition of embed for English Language Learners

  • : to place or set (something) firmly in something else


EMBED Defined for Kids

embed

verb em·bed \ im-ˈbed \

Definition of embed for Students

embedded; embedding
:to enclose in or as if in a surrounding substance
  • Workers embedded the posts in concrete.

Medical Dictionary

embed

transitive verb em·bed
variants: also imbed play \im-ˈbed\

medical Definition of embed

embedded also imbedded; embedding also imbedding
:to prepare (a microscopy specimen) for sectioning by infiltrating with and enclosing in a supporting substance

embedment

play \-ˈbed-mənt\ noun


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