imbrue

verb im·brue \ im-ˈbrü \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of imbrue

imbrued also embrued; imbruing also embruing
transitive verb

Origin and Etymology 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


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