Definition of Imbrue

1. Verb. Permeate or impregnate. "The waters imbrue the area"; "The war drenched the country in blood"

Exact synonyms: Drench
Generic synonyms: Impregnate, Saturate



Definition of Imbrue

1. v. t. To wet or moisten; to soak; to drench, especially in blood.

Definition of Imbrue

1. Verb. To stain (''in, with,'' blood, slaughter, etc.). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Imbrue

1. to stain [v -BRUED, -BRUING, -BRUES] - See also: stain

Medical Definition of Imbrue

1. To wet or moisten; to soak; to drench, especially in blood. "While Darwen stream, will blood of Scots imbrued." (Milton) Origin: Cf. OF. Embruer, also embruver, embreuver, embrever, to give to drink, soak (see pref. En-, 1, 1st In-, and Breverage), but also OE. Enbrewen, enbrowen, to stain, soil (cf. Brewis). Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Imbrue

imbrication
imbrication lines of von Ebner
imbrications
imbricative
imbrices
imbring
imbrocado
imbrocadoes
imbroglii
imbroglio
imbroglios
imbrown
imbrowned
imbrowning
imbrowns
imbrue (current term)
imbrued
imbruement
imbruements
imbrues
imbruing
imbrute
imbruted
imbrutement
imbrutes
imbruting
imbue
imbued
imbuement
imbuements

Literary usage of Imbrue

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1. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"By Him whose word is truth, I swear, No other favor will I wear, Till this sad token I imbrue In the best blood of Roderick Dhu ! ..."

2. Neuman and Baretti's Dictionary of the Spanish and English Languages by Henry Neuman, Giuseppe Marco Antonio Baretti (1842)
"... in which the sacrament is exhibited in Ro ther is tanned. CURTIR, ra. 1. To tan leather, to impregnate or 3. To inure to hardships. imbrue with bark. 2. ..."

3. An Historical Disquisition Concerning the Knowledge which the Ancients Had by William Robertson (1835)
"Had Providence permitted them to imbrue their hands in the blood of their sovereign, what advantage could have accrued to them by his death ? ..."

4. The Political Register, and Impartial Review of New Books by John Almon (1768)
"Which proves ihat corruption muft fmk very deep into the minds of a people, before they can be prevailed upon to imbrue their h<inds in the blood of their ..."

5. Remarks on the legality and expediency of prosecutions for religious opinion by Jonathan Duncan (1825)
"induce any highwayman not to imbrue his hands in blood, arises from feelings of humanity, and moral and religious restraint: it is clearly against his ..."

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