enseam

verb
en·​seam | \ə̇nˈsēm, en-\

Definition of enseam 

(Entry 1 of 3)

transitive verb

archaic : to free (as a hawk or horse) of superfluous fat : bring into hard condition

intransitive verb

obsolete, of a hawk : to lose excess weight : come into condition

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Definition of enseam (Entry 2 of 3)

archaic

: to fill or cover with grease usually used as past participle

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Definition of enseam (Entry 3 of 3)

: to mark (as a person) with or as if with seams an old tomcat, his ears enseamed with scars

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History and Etymology for enseam

Verb

Middle English enseymen, alteration of Middle French essaimer, from es- (from Latin ex-) + saim fat, grease, from Medieval Latin sagimen, from Latin sagina food, stuffing, fatness

Transitive verb (1)

Middle French ensaimer, from en- en- entry 1 + saim fat

Transitive verb (2)

en- entry 1 + seam (noun)

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