ensheathe

verb

en·​sheathe in-ˈshēt͟h How to pronounce ensheathe (audio)
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ensheathed; ensheathing; ensheathes

transitive verb

: to cover with or as if with a sheath

Word History

First Known Use

1593, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ensheathe was in 1593

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“Ensheathe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ensheathe. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

ensheathe

transitive verb
en·​sheathe in-ˈshēt͟h How to pronounce ensheathe (audio)
ensheathed; ensheathing
: to cover with or as if with a sheath
nerve fibers ensheathed by myelin

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