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immure

[ih-myoo r] /ɪˈmyʊər/
verb (used with object), immured, immuring.
1.
to enclose within walls.
2.
to shut in; seclude or confine.
3.
to imprison.
4.
to build into or entomb in a wall.
5.
Obsolete. to surround with walls; fortify.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; < Medieval Latin immūrāre, equivalent to Latin im- im-1 + -mūrāre, verbal derivative of mūrus wall (cf. mural)
Related forms
immurement, immuration
[im-yuh-rey-shuh n] /ˌɪm yəˈreɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
self-immurement, noun
self-immuring, adjective
unimmured, adjective
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  • In another she offered to immure herself in a convent and remain there until lie was ready to take her.
British Dictionary definitions for immure

immure

/ɪˈmjʊə/
verb (transitive)
1.
(archaic or literary) to enclose within or as if within walls; imprison
2.
to shut (oneself) away from society
3.
(obsolete) to build into or enclose within a wall
Derived Forms
immurement, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin immūrāre, from Latin im- (in) + mūrus a wall
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Word Origin and History for immure
v.

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.

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