embosom

verb
em·​bos·​om | \ im-ˈbu̇-zəm How to pronounce embosom (audio) also -ˈbü- \
embosomed; embosoming; embosoms

Definition of embosom

transitive verb

1 archaic : to take into or place in the bosom
2 : to shelter closely : enclose his house embosomed in the grove— Alexander Pope

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Examples of embosom in a Sentence

a villa that has been embosomed by the verdant hills of northern Italy for three centuries

First Known Use of embosom

circa 1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of embosom was circa 1590

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27 Apr 2020

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“Embosom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embosom. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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