Definition of imbrue in English:

imbrue

(also embrue)

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.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French embruer ‘bedaub, bedabble’, ultimately of Germanic origin and related to broth.

Pronunciation

imbrue

/ɪmˈbru//imˈbro͞o/