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enseam

verb en·seam \ə̇nˈsēm, en-\

Definition of enseam

  1. transitive verb
  2. archaic :  to free (as a hawk or horse) of superfluous fat :  bring into hard condition

  3. intransitive verb
  4. obsolete, of a hawk :  to lose excess weight :  come into condition

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Origin and Etymology of enseam

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


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enseam

transitive verb en·seam \"\

Definition of enseam

archaic

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

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Origin and Etymology of enseam

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


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enseam

transitive verb en·seam \"\

Definition of enseam

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

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Origin and Etymology of enseam

1en- + seam (noun)


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