to stain: He refused to imbrue his hands with the blood of more killing.
to impregnate or imbue (usually followed by with or in): They are imbrued with the follies of youth.
- Also embrue.
- im·brue·ment, noun
- imbrue , imbue
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How to use imbrue in a sentence
Then he charged me as an enemy to the King, that I endeavoured to raise a new war, and imbrue the nation in blood again.George Fox | George Fox
But our young men are resolved to imbrue their hands in the blood of the whites.The Fort Dearborn Massacre | Linai Taliaferro Helm
I would sooner imbrue my hands in his blood, than that you should!Eveline Mandeville | Alvin Addison
He told Burke that he wondered above all things how he could imbrue his hands in the blood of Daft Jamie.The History of Burke and Hare | George Mac Gregor
He dared not accede to a motion, by which we were to continue for seven years to imbrue our hands in innocent blood.The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the | Thomas Clarkson
British Dictionary definitions for imbrue
to stain, esp with blood
to permeate or impregnate
- imbruement or embruement, noun
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