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mortsafe

/ (ˈmɔːtˌseɪf) /
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noun

a heavy iron cage or grille placed over the grave of a newly deceased person during the 19th century in order to deter body snatchers

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
C19: from mort dead body (via Old French from Latin mors death) + safe
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