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[en-shroud] /ɛnˈʃraʊd/
verb (used with object)
to shroud; conceal.
Origin of enshroud
First recorded in 1575-85; en-1 + shroud Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In fact, in the darkness and confusion that enshroud and mystify the world of duty and award were all his sorrows born.

  • Oblivion will enshroud these gropings after effect, for they are of no interest to the public.

    Musical Memories Camille Saint-Sans
  • Why even devils seek out some semblance of virtue in which to enshroud their evil deeds.

  • There is no chance to enshroud in mystery the ability to command.

  • In wine-growing countries they enshroud with a time-honored ceremonial the ceremony of drinking wine of quality.

    A Little Garrison Fritz von der Kyrburg
  • Now, calm and quiet oblivion and the sepulchre should surround and enshroud it forever more.

    Miriam Monfort Catherine A. Warfield
  • As the guide had hoped, they reached the place he had in mind just as darkness was beginning to enshroud them.

    The Forest of Mystery James H. Foster
  • enshroud with ivy, until the roses bloom again, oh Love, the dampened hair of thy poet!

    The Goose Man Jacob Wassermann
  • The garment of coldness and of languor which had seemed to enshroud Derry had dropped from him.

    The Tin Soldier Temple Bailey
  • There is no mystery about such work, except what the detective himself sees fit to enshroud it with.

    Courts and Criminals Arthur Train
British Dictionary definitions for enshroud


(transitive) to cover or hide with or as if with a shroud: the sky was enshrouded in mist
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for enshroud

1580s, from en- (1) "make, put in" + shroud (n.). Related: Enshrouded; enshrouding.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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