to wet, soak, or stain, esp. with blood
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 *imbiberare : 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.