Imbrue



[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 blood
2.
to permeate or impregnate
v.

early 15c., “to soak, steep;” mid-15c., “to stain, soil,” from Old French embreuvere “to moisten,” a metathesis of embeuvrer, from em- (see im-) + -bevrer, ultimately from Latin bibere “to drink” (see imbibe). Or perhaps from Old French embroue “soiled,” ultimately from boue “mud, dirt.”

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