Definition of imbrue in English:

imbrue

Line breaks: im¦brue
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈbruː
 
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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.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French embruer 'bedaub, bedabble', ultimately of Germanic origin and related to broth.

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