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Meaning of IMMURE

Pronunciation:  i'myûr

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  lock up or confine, in or as in a jail; "The suspects were imprisoned without trial"; "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"

IMMURE is a 6 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: gaol, imprison, incarcerate, jail, jug, lag, put away, put behind bars, remand
 See Also: confine, detain



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Im*mure"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Immured}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Immuring}.] [Pref. im- in + mure: cf. F. emmurer.]
    1. To wall around; to surround with walls. [Obs.] --Sandys.
    2. To inclose whithin walls, or as within walls; hence, to
       shut up; to imprison; to incarcerate.
             Those tender babes Whom envy hath immured within
             your walls.                           --Shak.
             This huge convex of fire, Outrageous to devour,
             immures us round.                     --Milton.
  2. \Im*mure"\, n.
    A wall; an inclosure. [Obs.] --Shak.
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