(adjective, verb)


1. enclosed firmly in a surrounding mass

- found pebbles embedded in the silt

- stone containing many embedded fossils

- peach and plum seeds embedded in a sweet edible pulp

Similar word(s): enclosed

2. inserted as an integral part of a surrounding whole

- confused by the embedded Latin quotations

- an embedded subordinate clause

Similar word(s): integrated


1. simple past tense and past participle of embed