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verb im·brue \im-ˈbrü\
im·brued also em·bruedim·bru·ing also em·bru·ing

Definition of IMBRUE

transitive verb
:  stain

Variants of IMBRUE

im·brue also em·brue \im-ˈbrü\

Origin of IMBRUE

Middle English enbrewen, embrowen, from Anglo-French embrower to soil, probably alteration of Old French abevrer, abreuver to water, soak, ultimately from Latin bibere to drink — more at potable
First Known Use: 15th century


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