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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. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for enshroud
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  • It was evidently a weakness of his to enshroud himself in an air of romance and mystery.

    The Intriguers William Le Queux
  • Oblivion will enshroud these gropings after effect, for they are of no interest to the public.

    Musical Memories Camille Saint-Sans
  • There is no chance to enshroud in mystery the ability to command.

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

    The Tin Soldier

    Temple Bailey
  • Now, calm and quiet oblivion and the sepulchre should surround and enshroud it forever more.

    Miriam Monfort Catherine A. Warfield
  • 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
  • enshroud with ivy, until the roses bloom again, oh Love, the dampened hair of thy poet!

    The Goose Man Jacob Wassermann
  • A rift in the morning mists which enshroud the valley displays the mountain summit bathed in sunshine.

    Literary Shrines

    Theodore F. Wolfe
  • There is no mystery about such work, except what the detective himself sees fit to enshroud it with.

    Courts and Criminals Arthur Train
  • In fact, in the darkness and confusion that enshroud and mystify the world of duty and award were all his sorrows born.

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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