immure


im·mure

transitive verb \i-ˈmyr\
im·muredim·mur·ing

Definition of IMMURE

1
a :  to enclose within or as if within walls
b :  imprison
2
:  to build into a wall; especially :  to entomb in a wall
im·mure·ment \-ˈmyr-mənt\ noun

Examples of IMMURE

  1. <scientists at the research station in Alaska are immured by the frozen wastelands that surround them>
  2. <immured by a controlling, possessive mother, the young woman had no outside social life>

Origin of IMMURE

Medieval Latin immurare, from Latin in- + murus wall — more at munition
First Known Use: 1583

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