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Also immesh, inmesh.

Origin of enmesh

First recorded in 1595–1605; en-1 + mesh
Related formsen·mesh·ment, noun
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Historical Examples of enmeshed

  • Then, after the editor is under obligations, favors are asked and the editor is enmeshed.

  • He cast the garment so that it enmeshed the sword when next it was advanced.

    St. Martin's Summer

    Rafael Sabatini

  • Detective Crowley was enmeshed in a mystery which he could not solve just then.

  • But the more she tossed the tighter she enmeshed herself in the web.

  • The memory of her beauty was like a net which enmeshed his thoughts when he tried to escape it.


    Ellen Glasgow

British Dictionary definitions for enmeshed


inmesh immesh

  1. (tr) to catch or involve in or as if in a net or snare; entangle
Derived Formsenmeshment, noun
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Word Origin and History for enmeshed



c.1600, from en- (1) + mesh (v.). Related: Enmeshed; enmeshing.

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