ensile


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en·sile

 (ĕn-sīl′)
tr.v. en·siled, en·sil·ing, en·siles
To store (fodder) in a silo for preservation.

[French ensiler, from Spanish ensilar : en-, in (from Latin in-); see en-1 + silo, silo.]

ensile

(ɛnˈsaɪl; ˈɛnsaɪl)
vb (tr)
1. (Agriculture) to store and preserve (green fodder) in an enclosed pit or silo
2. (Agriculture) to turn (green fodder) into silage by causing it to ferment in a closed pit or silo
[C19: from French ensiler, from Spanish ensilar, from en-1 + silo silo]
enˌsilaˈbility n

en•sile

(ɛnˈsaɪl, ˈɛn saɪl)

v.t. -siled, -sil•ing.
to preserve (green fodder) in a silo.
[1880–85; < French ensiler < Sp ensilar=en- en-1 + -silar, v. derivative of silo silo]
en•si`la•bil′i•ty, n.

ensile


Past participle: ensiled
Gerund: ensiling

Imperative
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Present
I ensile
you ensile
he/she/it ensiles
we ensile
you ensile
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Preterite
I ensiled
you ensiled
he/she/it ensiled
we ensiled
you ensiled
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Present Continuous
I am ensiling
you are ensiling
he/she/it is ensiling
we are ensiling
you are ensiling
they are ensiling
Present Perfect
I have ensiled
you have ensiled
he/she/it has ensiled
we have ensiled
you have ensiled
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Past Continuous
I was ensiling
you were ensiling
he/she/it was ensiling
we were ensiling
you were ensiling
they were ensiling
Past Perfect
I had ensiled
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we had ensiled
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Future
I will ensile
you will ensile
he/she/it will ensile
we will ensile
you will ensile
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Future Perfect
I will have ensiled
you will have ensiled
he/she/it will have ensiled
we will have ensiled
you will have ensiled
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Future Continuous
I will be ensiling
you will be ensiling
he/she/it will be ensiling
we will be ensiling
you will be ensiling
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ensiling
you have been ensiling
he/she/it has been ensiling
we have been ensiling
you have been ensiling
they have been ensiling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ensiling
you will have been ensiling
he/she/it will have been ensiling
we will have been ensiling
you will have been ensiling
they will have been ensiling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ensiling
you had been ensiling
he/she/it had been ensiling
we had been ensiling
you had been ensiling
they had been ensiling
Conditional
I would ensile
you would ensile
he/she/it would ensile
we would ensile
you would ensile
they would ensile
Past Conditional
I would have ensiled
you would have ensiled
he/she/it would have ensiled
we would have ensiled
you would have ensiled
they would have ensiled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.ensile - store in a silo; "ensile fodder for the cows"
store - find a place for and put away for storage; "where should we stow the vegetables?"; "I couldn't store all the books in the attic so I sold some"
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