imbrue, embrue [©¥m'bru¢°]
verb (-brues, -bruing, -brued)
[transitive] (rare)
1 to stain, esp. with blood

2 to permeate or impregnate
[ETYMOLOGY: 15th Century: from Old French embreuver, from Latin imbibere imbibe]
im'bruement, em'bruement noun

This was in Great Expectations, describing Pip's fear of an alleged accomplice of the convict, who had threated Pip that the young man would kill him if he didn't bring food and a file to remove the leg iron.

"What if the young man who was with so much difficulty restrained from imbruing his hands in me?"