verb (used with object), en·cinc·tured, en·cinc·tur·ing,

to gird or encompass with or as with a belt or girdle: A ring of hills encinctures the town.

Nearby words

  1. enchondrosarcoma,
  2. enchorial,
  3. enchoric,
  4. encina,
  5. encina, juan del,
  6. encipher,
  7. encircle,
  8. encke,
  9. encke's comet,
  10. encke's division

Origin of encincture

First recorded in 1805–15; en-1 + cincture

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