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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Em·broil v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embroiled p. pr. & vb. n. Embroiling.]
 1. To throw into confusion or commotion by contention or discord; to entangle in a broil or quarrel; to make confused; to distract; to involve in difficulties by dissension or strife.
    The royal house embroiled in civil war.   --Dryden.
 2. To implicate in confusion; to complicate; to jumble.
    The Christian antiquities at Rome . . . are so embroiled withable and legend.   --Addison.
 Syn: -- To perplex; entangle; distract; disturb; disorder; trouble; implicate; commingle.