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present participle embedding past tense, past participle embedded
American English: /əmˈbɛd/
British English: /ɪmˈbɛd/
, /ɛmˈbɛd/

Translation of embed in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (in rock, wood) the incident is firmly embedded in my memory
    el incidente está firmemente grabado en mi memoria
    an idea embedded in the public mind
    una idea muy arraigada entre la gente
    journalists embedded with US forces
    periodistas insertados en las fuerzas armadas de EEUU
    Example sentences
    • What is remarkable is that the bottle is firmly embedded in a solid rock-like mass.
    • Deon's air tanks and the battery pack for his light appeared to be firmly embedded in the mud underneath him, and Shaw was starting to pant from exertion.
    • Mr Walker rejected claims that he had been duped, saying the eight-inch piece of bone was firmly embedded in the earth.
    Example sentences
    • Although she never had had any claim to him, predatory feelings were deeply embedded within her heart.
    • This idea is strongly embedded in the Constitution.
    • The theory is that an idea is embedded in the subconscious, and it is affecting one's conscious behaviour in some way.
  • 2 (Linguistics)
    Example sentences
    • This has the unwelcome consequence of forcing one to argue that number is invisible in syntactic environments (such as embedded clauses) where C carries no visible number.
    • Here, the two main clauses are coordinated by but, the first main clause has a that clause within which is embedded another that clause, and the second main clause also contains a that clause.
    • A clause may be embedded in a phrase, and vice versa, ad infinitum.

reflexive verb

to embed itself
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