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[en-shroud] /ɛnˈʃraʊd/
verb (used with object)
to shroud; conceal.
Origin of enshroud
1575-85; en-1 + shroud Unabridged
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Examples from the web for enshrouded
  • German airfields were at that moment enshrouded in fog.
  • Corpses, of semi-cremated adults or enshrouded babies, drift slowly by.
  • Venture within and you will discover that this mist-enshrouded tropical evergreen forest is teeming with life.
  • The weather was not cooperating and thick clouds enshrouded the way.
  • The site is also chilly, ripped by strong currents and parts of the ship are enshrouded in darkness.
  • At dusk, the view from across the lake dissolves in a humid mist and the house seems enshrouded in an air of beautiful sadness.
  • They may be dust-enshrouded galaxies, or sources inside our galaxy, or something in between.
  • The intense secrecy that has enshrouded it would not have been necessary if there had not been a desire to employ illegal tactics.
  • The tornado was enshrouded in rain for much of its life.
  • Off in the distance other mist-enshrouded mountains appear, retreating ridge after ridge into the distance.
British Dictionary definitions for enshrouded


(transitive) to cover or hide with or as if with a shroud: the sky was enshrouded in mist
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Word Origin and History for enshrouded



1580s, from en- (1) "make, put in" + shroud (n.). Related: Enshrouded; enshrouding.

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