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ensanguine

[ en-sang-gwin ]
/ 蓻n藞s忙艐 gw瑟n /
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verb (used with object), en路san路guined, en路san路guin路ing.
to stain or cover with or as with blood: a flag ensanguined with the blood of battle.
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Origin of ensanguine

First recorded in 1660鈥70; en-1 + sanguine

Words nearby ensanguine

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How to use ensanguine in a sentence

  • His eyelids were inflamed, and but served to ensanguine the bitter and cold-blazing intensity of the pupils.

  • But in the attempt to incarnate and ensanguine it I failed wretchedly.

    Seven Men|Max Beerbohm

British Dictionary definitions for ensanguine

ensanguine
/ (瑟n藞s忙艐伞w瑟n) /

verb
(tr) literary to cover or stain with or as with blood
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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