[im-bri-key-shuh n] /ˌɪm brɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
an overlapping, as of tiles or shingles.
a decoration or pattern resembling this.
Surgery. overlapping of layers of tissue in the closure of wounds or in the correction of defects.
1640s, from French imbrication, from Latin imbricare “to cover with tiles,” from imbricem (nominative imbrex) “curved roof tile used to draw off rain,” from imber (genitive imbris) “rain,” from PIE *ombh-ro- “rain” (cf. Sanskrit abhra “cloud, thunder-cloud, rainy weather,” Greek ombros “rain”), from root *nebh- “moist, water” (see nebula).
[im-brohl-yoh] /ɪmˈbroʊl yoʊ/ noun, plural imbroglios. 1. a misunderstanding, disagreement, etc., of a complicated or bitter nature, as between persons or nations. 2. an intricate and perplexing state of affairs; a complicated or difficult situation. 3. a confused heap. /ɪmˈbrəʊlɪˌəʊ/ noun (pl) -glios 1. a confused or perplexing political or interpersonal situation 2. (obsolete) a […]
/ˈɪmbrəs/ noun 1. a Turkish island in the NE Aegean Sea, west of the Gallipoli Peninsula: occupied by Greece (1912–14) and Britain (1914–23). Area: 280 sq km (108 sq miles) Turkish name Imroz
[im-broun] /ɪmˈbraʊn/ verb (used with or without object) 1. .
[im-broo ] /ɪmˈbrʊ/ verb (used with object), imbrued, imbruing. 1. to stain: He refused to imbrue his hands with the blood of more killing. 2. to impregnate or imbue (usually followed by with or in): They are imbrued with the follies of youth. /ɪmˈbruː/ verb (transitive) (rare) -brues, -bruing, -brued 1. to stain, esp with […]