en·​sile en-ˈsī(-ə)l How to pronounce ensile (audio)
ensiled; ensiling

transitive verb

: to prepare and store (fodder) so as to induce conversion to silage

Examples of ensile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Minnesota’s use for silage is about at the national average, but Wisconsin ensiles a quarter of its acres, New York half and California nearly 90 percent. Edward Lotterman, Twin Cities, 23 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ensile was in 1883

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“Ensile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ensile. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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