im·​brute im-ˈbrüt How to pronounce imbrute (audio)
imbruted; imbruting

intransitive verb

: to sink to the level of a brute

transitive verb

: to degrade to the level of a brute

Word History

First Known Use

1634, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of imbrute was in 1634

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Cite this Entry

“Imbrute.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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