verb (imbrues, imbruing, imbrued)[with object] archaic or literary
Stain (something, especially one’s hands or sword): they were unwilling to imbrue their hands in his blood
More example sentences
- One who has planned, for instance, and authorised a murder will often fancy himself innocent, compared with him whose hands were actually imbrued with blood.
late Middle English: from Old French embruer 'bedaub, bedabble', ultimately of Germanic origin and related to broth.
Definition of imbrue in:
- The US English dictionary