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immure

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verb im·mure \i-ˈmyu̇r\

Definition of immure

im·muredim·mur·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to enclose within or as if within walls b :  imprison

  3. 2 :  to build into a wall; especially :  to entomb in a wall

im·mure·ment play \-ˈmyu̇r-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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