[ en-sahyl, en-sahyl ]
/ ɛnˈsaɪl, ˈɛn saɪl /
verb (used with object), en·siled, en·sil·ing.
to preserve (green fodder) in a silo.
to make into ensilage.
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Origin of ensile
OTHER WORDS FROM ensileen·si·la·bil·i·ty, noun
Words nearby ensile
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Example sentences from the Web for ensile
Ensile is the verb expressive of the action of making silage.
Ensilor stands for the person using the silo to ensile fodder for silage by the process of ensilage.
British Dictionary definitions for ensile
/ (ɛnˈsaɪl, ˈɛnsaɪl) /
to store and preserve (green fodder) in an enclosed pit or silo
to turn (green fodder) into silage by causing it to ferment in a closed pit or silo
Derived forms of ensileensilability, noun
Word Origin for ensile
C19: from French ensiler, from Spanish ensilar, from en- 1 + silo silo
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