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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
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  • And the door whereupon the shadow rested was, if I remember aright, over against the feet of the young Zoilus enshrouded.

  • After a while the shadows of night fell upon us, and we were enshrouded in the darkness.

    By Canoe and Dog-Train Egerton Ryerson Young
  • Paris now smote him on the jaw under his ear, whereon the life went out of him and he was enshrouded in the darkness of death.

    The Iliad Homer
  • I could only see those around me as if enshrouded in a blue-white mist.

  • Thus, as I have said, six months passed away, and the mystery which enshrouded Mr. Tompkins yet hung about him 'as a garment.'

  • He was striving to solve the mystery that enshrouded Marie-Anne's death.

    The Honor of the Name Emile Gaboriau
  • We were here far above the stratum of mist which enshrouded our camp and the sierra for some distance above it.

    Unexplored Spain Abel Chapman
  • The morning mist enshrouded the sky and the sun had not yet risen.

    Human Bullets Tadayoshi Sakurai
  • When I had left my home two days before I had no idea that I should so soon be enshrouded in the mists of mystery.

    The Coming of the King James Hocking
British Dictionary definitions for enshrouded


(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 enshrouded



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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