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verb [transitive] British English pronunciation: embed /ɪmˈbed/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyembed
he/she/itembeds
present participleembedding
past tenseembedded
past participleembedded
  1. 1
    to fix something firmly in a surface or object
    embed something in something:

    She let go of the knife, leaving it embedded in the wood.

  2. 2
    to make something a fixed and important part of something else
    be embedded in something:

    Traces of earlier ways of life are embedded in modern society.

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