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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Embezzle \Em*bez"zle\ ([e^]m*b[e^]z"z'l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embezzled ([e^]m*b[e^]z"z'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Embezzling.] [Norm. F. embeseiller to destroy; cf. OF. besillier to ill treat, ravage, destroy. Cf. Bezzle.] 1. To appropriate fraudulently to one's own use, as property intrusted to one's care; to apply to one's private uses by a breach of trust; as, to embezzle money held in trust. [1913 Webster] 2. To misappropriate; to waste; to dissipate in extravagance. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To embezzle our money in drinking or gaming. --Sharp. [1913 Webster]