Definition of accloy

: cloy

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First Known Use of accloy

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for accloy

Middle English acloien, from Middle French encloer to drive in a nail, from Medieval Latin inclavare, from Latin in + clavare to nail, from clavus nail

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“Accloy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accloy. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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