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  • v. Alternative form of imbrute.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To brutify; to imbrute.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To degrade to the condition of a brute; make brutal or like a brute; brutalize.
  • To fall or sink to the condition of a brute.

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Examples

  • To harden and embrute the kindly dispositions, we must not only indulge in guilt but feel that we are guilty.

    Paul Clifford — Volume 04

  • You would dethrone and embrute the lords of the earth by your theories.

    A Strange Story — Volume 05

  • I do not pretend to say that I had not, during my time at the university, and afterwards in London, my follies and imprudences; but my soul did not, like many other souls of my acquaintance, "embody and embrute."

    Tales and Novels — Volume 09

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  • In her, grief, distress, the pinch of poverty, and, above all, the nameless fear of the turbulent, fierce life of the streets, had produced a numbness, an embruted, sodden, silent, speechless condition of dazed mind, and clogged, unintelligent speech.

    - Frank Norris, The Octopus, bk 2, ch. 8

    August 29, 2008