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Definition of immure verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

immure

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪˈmjʊə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈmjʊr//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they immure
BrE BrE//ɪˈmjʊə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈmjʊr//
 
he / she / it immures
BrE BrE//ɪˈmjʊəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈmjʊrz//
 
past simple immured
BrE BrE//ɪˈmjʊəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈmjʊrd//
 
past participle immured
BrE BrE//ɪˈmjʊəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈmjʊrd//
 
-ing form immuring
BrE BrE//ɪˈmjʊərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈmjʊrɪŋ//
 
 
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immure somebody (literary) to shut somebody in a place so that they cannot get out synonym imprison At the age of 86 he was immured in his house by infirmity. Word Origin late 16th cent.: from French emmurer or medieval Latin immurare, from in- ‘in’ + murus ‘wall’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: immure