: shelter, conceal <ensconced themselves within the protection of three great elms — Mark Twain>
Examples of ENSCONCE
- The sculpture is safely ensconced behind glass.
- He ensconced himself in front of the television.
Origin of ENSCONCE
First Known Use: 1594
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