verb (used with object), im·mured, im·mur·ing.
to enclose within walls.
to shut in; seclude or confine.
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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