Definition of embosom in English:


Line breaks: em|bosom
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈbʊz(ə)m
, ɛm-/


[with object] literary
  • 1Take or press (someone or something) to one’s bosom; embrace: might he but pass the hours of shade embosomed by his Delphic maid
  • 1.1Surround (something) protectively: here is another fine meadow embosomed in the woods
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    • My house is entirely embosomed in high plane trees, with good grass below, & under them I breakfast, dine, write, read and receive my company.
    • The harrowing sequence at El Morro prison carries us into a squalor that would be hellish, but for the fact that Arenas is embosomed by his fellow inmates as the only one who can write their letters.

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