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verb (used with object), em·paled, em·pal·ing.
  1. impale(defs 1–5).
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Related formsem·pale·ment, nounem·pal·er, noun
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Historical Examples

  • "Well, it wasn't right for her to say it," said Anne, promptly deciding upon which horn of this dilemma to empale herself.

    Anne Of The Island

    Lucy Maud Montgomery

British Dictionary definitions for empale


  1. a less common spelling of impale
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Derived Formsempalement, nounempaler, noun
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