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verb[WITH OBJECT]literary, archaic
Stain (something, especially one's hands or sword)‘they were unwilling to imbrue their hands in his blood’
- ‘One who has planned, for instance, and authorised a murder will often fancy himself innocent, compared with him whose hands were actually imbrued with blood.’
Late Middle English: from Old French embruer ‘bedaub, bedabble’, ultimately of Germanic origin and related to broth.
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