Entry from British & World English dictionary
verb[with object] literary
Place in a tomb; bury.
- 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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