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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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  • He felt as if the most important thing in life was to solve the mystery that enshrouded her.

    The Huntress Hulbert Footner
  • In short, the whole affair was enshrouded in the deepest mystery.

    The Pirate Slaver Harry Collingwood
  • 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
  • I could only see those around me as if enshrouded in a blue-white mist.

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

    The Honor of the Name Emile Gaboriau
  • The morning mist enshrouded the sky and the sun had not yet risen.

    Human Bullets Tadayoshi Sakurai
  • Taku-shan, enshrouded in its light gray dress of smoke, was now ours.

    Human Bullets Tadayoshi Sakurai
  • And he indicated the enshrouded figure of the spy, Mindiggle.

    A Sub and a Submarine Percy F. Westerman
  • For five minutes he sat there enshrouded in fog, buried in thought.

    Witches Cove Roy J. Snell
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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