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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).]
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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
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v.t. -brued, -bru•ing.
[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]
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Past participle: imbrued
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|Verb||1.||imbrue - permeate or impregnate; "The war drenched the country in blood"|
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