imbrue

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

Definition of imbrue

imbrued

also

embrued

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imbruing

also

embruing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  stain

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


First Known Use: 1529

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