Synonyms and Antonyms of immure

  1. 1 to close or shut in by or as if by barriers scientists at the research station in Alaska are immured by the frozen wastelands that surround them Synonyms box (in), cage, closet, coop (up), corral, encage, encase, envelop, fence (in), hedge, hem (in), house, enclose, include, mew (up), pen, wall (in)Related Words bound, circumscribe, confine, contain, limit, restrict; encircle, encompass, enfold, enframe, enlace, frame, ring, surround; armor, cocoon, encapsulate, encapsule, encyst, ensheathe, ensphere, enwomb

  2. 2 to put in or as if in prison immured by a controlling, possessive mother, the young woman had no outside social life Synonyms commit, confine, imprison, incarcerate, intern, jail, jug, lock (up)Related Words constrain, limit, restrain, restrict, shut; bar, gate; apprehend, arrest, bust [slang], capture, catch, detain, nab, pick up, pinch, seize; impress, shanghai; hold, impound, keep; bind, enchain, fetter, handcuff, manacle, shackle, trammelNear Antonyms emancipate, enfranchise, manumit, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetterAntonyms discharge, free, liberate, release

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