Definition of Immure

1. Verb. Lock up or confine, in or as in a jail. "They want to immure the prisoners "; "The murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"

Exact synonyms: Gaol, Imprison, Incarcerate, Jail, Jug, Lag, Put Away, Put Behind Bars, Remand
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Generic synonyms: Confine, Detain
Derivative terms: Gaol, Gaoler, Immurement, Imprisonment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Jail, Jailer, Jailor, Remand



Definition of Immure

1. v. t. To wall around; to surround with walls.

2. n. A wall; an inclosure.

Definition of Immure

1. Verb. (transitive) To cloister, confine, imprison: to lock up behind walls. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To put or bury within a wall. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive crystallography and geology of a growing crystal) To trap or capture (an impurity); (non-gloss definition chiefly in the participial adjective (term immured) and gerund or gerundial noun (term immuring).) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Immure

1. to imprison [v -MURED, -MURING, -MURES] - See also: imprison

Medical Definition of Immure

1. 1. To wall around; to surround with walls. 2. To inclose whithin walls, or as within walls; hence, to shut up; to imprison; to incarcerate. "Those tender babes Whom envy hath immured within your walls." (Shak) "This huge convex of fire, Outrageous to devour, immures us round." (Milton) Origin: Pref. Im- in + mure: cf. F. Emmurer. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Immure

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immure (current term)
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Literary usage of Immure

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1. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"From the verb to immure, which was formerly common, and is still in use. IMP, *. A graft or shoot inserted into a tree, or any young shoot or sucker. ..."

2. Collection of the Most Celebrated Voyages and Travels from the Discovery of by Forster, R. P (1818)
"... to need any delineation; the unworthy passion of jealousy, which prompts most nations of the east to immure their women within the walls of a haram, ..."

3. Memoirs of the Lady Hester Stanhope by Hester Lucy Stanhope, Charles Lewis Meryon (1846)
"... visit—Dangerous f state of the country—Lady Hester's dream—Her resolution to immure herself—Visit from Mr. M.— Visit from Colonel Hazeta and Dr. Mill ..."

4. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"immure is most commonly found in the form of the past participle, although occasionally other forms are found: one cannot immure himself in an ivory tower ..."

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