Imbrue in


verb (used with object), imbrued, imbruing.
to stain: He refused to imbrue his hands with the blood of more killing.
to impregnate or imbue (usually followed by with or in ): They are imbrued with the follies of youth.
Also, embrue.

1400–50; late Middle English enbrewen < Middle French embreuver to cause to drink in, soak, drench < Vulgar Latin *imbiberāre, derivative of Latin imbibere to imbibe

imbruement, noun

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imbrue or embrue (ɪmˈbruː)
vb , -brues, -bruing, -brued
1.  to stain, esp with blood
2.  to permeate or impregnate
[C15: from Old French embreuver, from Latin imbibereimbibe]
embrue or embrue
[C15: from Old French embreuver, from Latin imbibereimbibe]
im'bruement or embrue
em'bruement or embrue

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