imbrue

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im·brue

(ĭm-bro͞o′) also em·brue (ĕm-)
tr.v. im·brued, im·bru·ing, im·brues also em·brued or em·bru·ing or em·brues
1. To saturate.
2. To stain.

[Middle 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).]

imbrue

(ɪmˈbruː) or

embrue

vb (tr) , -brues, -bruing or -brued
1. to stain, esp with blood
2. to permeate or impregnate
[C15: from Old French embreuver, from Latin imbibere imbibe]
imˈbruement, emˈbruement n

im•brue

(ɪmˈbru)

also embrue



v.t. -brued, -bru•ing.
to stain.
[1400–50; late Middle English enbrewen < Middle French embreuver to cause to drink in, soak, drench < Vulgar Latin *imbiberāre, derivative of Latin imbibere to imbibe]

imbrue


Past participle: imbrued
Gerund: imbruing

Imperative
imbrue
imbrue
Present
I imbrue
you imbrue
he/she/it imbrues
we imbrue
you imbrue
they imbrue
Preterite
I imbrued
you imbrued
he/she/it imbrued
we imbrued
you imbrued
they imbrued
Present Continuous
I am imbruing
you are imbruing
he/she/it is imbruing
we are imbruing
you are imbruing
they are imbruing
Present Perfect
I have imbrued
you have imbrued
he/she/it has imbrued
we have imbrued
you have imbrued
they have imbrued
Past Continuous
I was imbruing
you were imbruing
he/she/it was imbruing
we were imbruing
you were imbruing
they were imbruing
Past Perfect
I had imbrued
you had imbrued
he/she/it had imbrued
we had imbrued
you had imbrued
they had imbrued
Future
I will imbrue
you will imbrue
he/she/it will imbrue
we will imbrue
you will imbrue
they will imbrue
Future Perfect
I will have imbrued
you will have imbrued
he/she/it will have imbrued
we will have imbrued
you will have imbrued
they will have imbrued
Future Continuous
I will be imbruing
you will be imbruing
he/she/it will be imbruing
we will be imbruing
you will be imbruing
they will be imbruing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been imbruing
you have been imbruing
he/she/it has been imbruing
we have been imbruing
you have been imbruing
they have been imbruing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been imbruing
you will have been imbruing
he/she/it will have been imbruing
we will have been imbruing
you will have been imbruing
they will have been imbruing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been imbruing
you had been imbruing
he/she/it had been imbruing
we had been imbruing
you had been imbruing
they had been imbruing
Conditional
I would imbrue
you would imbrue
he/she/it would imbrue
we would imbrue
you would imbrue
they would imbrue
Past Conditional
I would have imbrued
you would have imbrued
he/she/it would have imbrued
we would have imbrued
you would have imbrued
they would have imbrued
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.imbrue - permeate or impregnate; "The war drenched the country in blood"
impregnate, saturate - infuse or fill completely; "Impregnate the cloth with alcohol"

imbrue

also embrue
verb
To cover with blood:
References in classic literature ?
At other times, I thought, What if the young man who was with so much difficulty restrained from imbruing his hands in me, should yield to a constitutional impatience, or should mistake the time, and should think himself accredited to my heart and liver to-night, instead of to-morrow
Toba Khedoori makes monumental yet exactingly detailed drawings, coating enormous sheets of paper with wax and often imbruing the surfaces with precisely rendered images of architectural forms such as doors, windows, railings, and fences.
The imbruing of Hollywood imagery and ideology has elicited some very diverse responses from New Zealand filmmakers.