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enceinte

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adjective en·ceinte \äⁿ(n)-ˈsant\

Definition of enceinte

  1. :  pregnant 4



Examples of enceinte

  1. <back in the days when a bride who was visibly enceinte was a cause for family embarrassment>



Origin of enceinte

French, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *incenta, alteration of Latin incient-, inciens being with young, modification of Greek enkyos pregnant, from en- + kyein to be pregnant — more at cyme


First Known Use: 1602


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enceinte

noun en·ceinte

Definition of enceinte

  1. :  a line of fortification enclosing a castle or town; also :  the area so enclosed



Origin of enceinte

French, from Old French, enclosing wall, from enceindre to surround, from Latin incingere, from in- + cingere to gird — more at cincture


First Known Use: circa 1708


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