1. To hold in the bosom; to cherish in the heart or affection; to embosom.

2. To inclose or place in the midst of; to surround or shelter; as, a house imbosomed in a grove. "Villages imbosomed soft in trees." "The Father infinite, By whom in bliss imbosomed sat the Son." (Milton)

Origin: Pref. Im- in + bosom. Cf. Embosom.

(01 Mar 1998)

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