- 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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Historical Examples of immure
"Load them with heavy fetters and immure them in a dungeon," said Governor Jefferson.The Conquest
Eva Emery Dye
He did not immure himself, or cut himself off from human companionship.
You, who are so gay, so full of life and health and exuberant spirits, immure yourself in a cloister!Which?
The Resurrection Man entered first, and advanced into the middle of a small arched cell—a stone tomb, built to immure the living!The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4
George W. M. Reynolds
It never forged a chain to bind a heretic or an adversary, nor erected a prison to immure him.The Sheepfold and the Common, Vol. II (of 2)
- 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