- 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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Examples from the Web for immured
Send us back into our city, and keep us there immured until we have perished of hunger.Stories from Thucydides
H. L. Havell
Fly to the prince; he too has immured himself in his apartment.Calderon The Courtier
She is therefore a prisoner, as immured as a goddess in her temple.The Industries of Animals
His Grace was resolved to break his son's spirit by keeping him immured in the country.Tancred
But we ought not to be immured among conventions and received opinions.Joyous Gard
Arthur Christopher Benson
- 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
C16: from Medieval Latin immūrāre, from Latin im- (in) + mūrus a wall
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Word Origin and History for immured
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