en·​robe | \ in-ˈrōb How to pronounce enrobe (audio) , en-\
enrobed; enrobing; enrobes

Definition of enrobe

transitive verb

1 : to cover with or as if with a robe

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Examples of enrobe in a Sentence

dreamed that one day she would be enrobed in satins and silks
Recent Examples on the Web Once your timer goes off, check the eggs: The whites should be firm, enrobing the liquidy centers—like sturdy water balloons or packing peanuts. Sarah Jampel, Bon Appétit, "How to Poach An Egg With Confidence And Grace," 21 Oct. 2019 Recently Rutgers University professor Jasbir Puar was celebrated for enrobing the canard of Jewish organ theft in a sumptuous fabric of critical theory. John-paul Pagano, National Review, "Blood Libel: The Conspiracy Theory That Jews Are ‘Anti-Human’," 23 Sep. 2019 Each bite is a matrix of muscle and fat cells, interlaced with blood vessels and enrobed by connective tissue. Natalie R. Rubio, The Conversation, "So far cultured meat has been burgers – the next big challenge is animal-free steaks," 5 July 2019 The handmade agnolotti that was served over a velvety puree of sweet English peas back in April now is enrobed in a breathtakingly rich corn, Parmesan and mascarpone sauce. Patricia Escárcega, latimes.com, "Spago at middle age: Is Wolfgang Puck’s flagship restaurant still relevant?," 27 June 2019 On hot days, misters enrobe the whole thing in a cool fog. Julie V. Iovine, WSJ, "The Most Ambitious Park in Russia," 25 July 2018 And the lucky viewers abroad may have the chance to see both celestial bodies enrobed in crimson at once. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "The Century’s Longest Lunar Eclipse Will Shroud the Moon This Month," 2 July 2018 It will be enrobed in buttercream and decorated with real fresh flowers. Ashley Hoffman, Time, "We Now Know the Delightful Details About Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Wedding Cake," 20 Mar. 2018 MoonPies — the original is marshmallow and graham crackers enrobed in a chocolate shell — are made by Chattanooga Bakery in Tennessee's fourth largest city. Natalie Neysa Alund, USA TODAY, "MoonPie roasts Twitter critics, defending century-old marshmallow, graham cracker and chocolate snack," 19 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of enrobe

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Nov 2019

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“Enrobe.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enrobes. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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