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verb (used with object)
  1. to endow with a soul.
  2. to place or cherish in the soul: lines of Shakespeare ensouled by all.
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Also insoul.

Origin of ensoul

First recorded in 1625–35; en-1 + soul
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Examples from the Web for ensoul

Historical Examples

  • They are found in all regions, and they ensoul the energies of Nature.

    Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries

    Annie Besant

British Dictionary definitions for ensoul



verb (tr)
  1. to endow with a soul
  2. to cherish within the soul
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Derived Formsensoulment or insoulment, noun
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