[ en-skons ]
/ ɛnˈskɒns /
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verb (used with object), en·sconced, en·sconc·ing.
to settle securely or snugly: I found her in the library, ensconced in an armchair.
to cover or shelter; hide securely: He ensconced himself in the closet in order to eavesdrop.
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Origin of ensconce

First recorded in 1580–90; en-1 + sconce2
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British Dictionary definitions for ensconce

/ (ɪnˈskɒns) /

verb (tr; often passive)
to establish or settle firmly or comfortablyensconced in a chair
to place in safety; hide

Word Origin for ensconce

C16: see en- 1, sconce ²
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