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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
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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Past Conditional
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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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One possible justification for this result is the better efficiency of double sealing in avoiding oxygen infiltration in the ensiled material.
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During the summer of 1938, George Michel, who farmed in Linn County, Iowa, ensiled alfalfa for the first time.
Along with pasturing and grazing, forages are also harvested and dried for hay or ensiled and preserved as high-moisture forage.
Wilting took 36 hours, with a total ensiled forage yield of 3,980 tonnes fresh.
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