verb (used with object), im·mured, im·mur·ing.
Origin of immure
Examples from the Web for immure
She might take a sudden resolve and immure herself before I can return!Donald McElroy, Scotch Irishman|Willie Walker Caldwell
Kings themselves were wont thus to immure the wives and daughters of defeated rebels.Medieval English Nunneries c. 1275 to 1535|Eileen Edna Power
What was Oliver's enmity towards you, that he should immure you here all these years?The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 1 of 3|George Augustus Sala
Such a trick of fate, to take a man of important affairs, and immure him at the mercy of a maniac in a God-forsaken coal-town!King Coal|Upton Sinclair
But it was affrighting to realize that the very physical feature which provided a refuge might also immure them in a living tomb.His Unknown Wife|Louis Tracy
Word Origin for immure
1580s, from Middle French emmurer and directly from Medieval Latin immurare, literally "to shut up within walls," from assimilated form of in- "into, in" (see in- (2)) + Latin murus "wall" (see mural). Related: Immured; immuring.