transitive verb-·brued′, -·bru′ing
Origin of imbrueMiddle English enbrewen from Old French embreuver, to moisten from Vulgar Latin an unverified form imbiberare, for Classical Latin imbibere: see imbibe
transitive verbim·brued, im·bru·ing, im·brues, also em·brued or em·bru·ing or em·brues
- To saturate.
- To stain.
Origin of imbrueMiddle English embrewen from Old French embreuver from Vulgar Latin imbiberāre Latin in- in ; see in- 2. Late Latin biber beverage ( from Latin bibere to drink ; see beverage . )
(third-person singular simple present imbrues, present participle imbruing, simple past and past participle imbrued)
- To stain (in, with, blood, slaughter, etc.).
From Old French embruer, from Germanic.