15th century, in the meaning defined above
Anglo-French embraseour, from embraser to set on fire, from en- + brase, brese live coals, from Old French breze — more at braise
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“Embraceor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embraceor. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.
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Anglo-French, from Old French embraserre one who inflames, from embraser to set on fire, from en-, causative prefix + brase, brese live coals
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