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, THis essence to incarnate and imbrute. Milton.


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Im*brute", v. i.

To sink to the state of a brute.

The soul grows clotted by contagion, Imbodies, and imbrutes, till she quite lose The divine property of her first being. Milton.


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