- to enclose within walls.
- to shut in; seclude or confine.
- to imprison.
- to build into or entomb in a wall.
- Obsolete. to surround with walls; fortify.
Origin of immure
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Related Words for immurationisolation, confinement, captivity, incarceration, custody, detention, repression, jail, internment, thralldom, bondage, restraint, quarantine, duress, remand, thraldom, durance, control, keeping, safekeeping
- archaic, or literary to enclose within or as if within walls; imprison
- to shut (oneself) away from society
- obsolete to build into or enclose within a wall
Word Origin for immure
C16: from Medieval Latin immūrāre, from Latin im- (in) + mūrus a wall
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