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ensepulchre Line breaks: en|sep¦ul¦chre
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsɛpəlkə/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

(US ensepulcher)

Definition of ensepulchre in English:


[with object] literary
Place in a tomb; bury.
Example sentences
  • With Elizabeth dead, ensepulchred in Florence, their son provided the sustaining focal point of his father's remaining twenty-eight years of life.
  • Dante's punishment for the "arch heretics and those who followed them" was that they be "ensepulchered" and to have some "heated more, some less."
  • Let the wolves' black maws ensepulchre their brother beast.


Early 19th century: from en-1 + sepulchre.

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