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Meaning of IMBRUE

Pronunciation:  im'brû

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  permeate or impregnate; "The war drenched the country in blood"

IMBRUE is a 6 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: drench
 See Also: impregnate, saturate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Im*brue"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Imbureed}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Imbureing}.] [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}).]
To wet or moisten; to soak; to drench, especially in blood.

      While Darwen stream, will blood of Scots imbrued.

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