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encage

[en-keyj]
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verb (used with object), en·caged, en·cag·ing.
  1. to confine in or as in a cage; coop up.
Also incage.

Origin of encage

First recorded in 1585–95; en-1 + cage
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Examples from the Web for encage

Historical Examples

  • She vanted me to encage her a year ago, but I vouldn't do it.

    Punchinello, Vol. 2, No. 29, October 15, 1870

    Various


British Dictionary definitions for encage

encage

verb
  1. (tr) to confine in or as in a cage
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