embed

embed
[[t]ɪmbe̱d[/t]]
embeds, embedding, embedded
1) VERB If an object embeds itself in a substance or thing, it becomes fixed there firmly and deeply.

[V n in n] One of the bullets passed through Andrea's chest before embedding itself in a wall. [Also V n prep]

Derived words:
embedded ADJ-GRADED oft ADJ in n

The fossils at Dinosaur Cove are embedded in hard sandstones...

There is glass embedded in the cut.

2) VERB: usu passive If something such as an attitude or feeling is embedded in a society or system, or in someone's personality, it becomes a permanent and noticeable feature of it.

[be V-ed in n] This agreement will be embedded in a state treaty to be signed soon by Bonn and East Berlin.

Derived words:
embedded ADJ-GRADED oft ADJ in n

I think that hatred of the other is deeply embedded in our society.


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