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im·mure

 (ĭ-myo͝or′)
tr.v. im·mured, im·mur·ing, im·mures
1. To confine within or as if within walls; imprison.
2. To build into a wall: immure a shrine.
3. To entomb in a wall.

[Medieval Latin immūrāre : Latin in-, in; see in-2 + Latin mūrus, wall.]

im·mure′ment n.

immure

(ɪˈmjʊə)
vb (tr)
1. archaic or literary to enclose within or as if within walls; imprison
2. to shut (oneself) away from society
3. obsolete to build into or enclose within a wall
[C16: from Medieval Latin immūrāre, from Latin im- (in) + mūrus a wall]
imˈmurement n

im•mure

(ɪˈmyʊər)

v.t. -mured, -mur•ing.
1. to enclose within or as if within walls.
2. to imprison.
3. to build into or entomb in a wall.
[1575–85; < Medieval Latin immūrāre= Latin im- im-1 + -mūrāre, v. derivative of mūrus wall (compare mural)]
im•mure′ment, im•mu•ra•tion (ˌɪm yəˈreɪ ʃən) n.

immure


Past participle: immured
Gerund: immuring

Imperative
immure
immure
Present
I immure
you immure
he/she/it immures
we immure
you immure
they immure
Preterite
I immured
you immured
he/she/it immured
we immured
you immured
they immured
Present Continuous
I am immuring
you are immuring
he/she/it is immuring
we are immuring
you are immuring
they are immuring
Present Perfect
I have immured
you have immured
he/she/it has immured
we have immured
you have immured
they have immured
Past Continuous
I was immuring
you were immuring
he/she/it was immuring
we were immuring
you were immuring
they were immuring
Past Perfect
I had immured
you had immured
he/she/it had immured
we had immured
you had immured
they had immured
Future
I will immure
you will immure
he/she/it will immure
we will immure
you will immure
they will immure
Future Perfect
I will have immured
you will have immured
he/she/it will have immured
we will have immured
you will have immured
they will have immured
Future Continuous
I will be immuring
you will be immuring
he/she/it will be immuring
we will be immuring
you will be immuring
they will be immuring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been immuring
you have been immuring
he/she/it has been immuring
we have been immuring
you have been immuring
they have been immuring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been immuring
you will have been immuring
he/she/it will have been immuring
we will have been immuring
you will have been immuring
they will have been immuring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been immuring
you had been immuring
he/she/it had been immuring
we had been immuring
you had been immuring
they had been immuring
Conditional
I would immure
you would immure
he/she/it would immure
we would immure
you would immure
they would immure
Past Conditional
I would have immured
you would have immured
he/she/it would have immured
we would have immured
you would have immured
they would have immured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.immure - lock up or confine, in or as in a jail; "The suspects were imprisoned without trial"; "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
detain, confine - deprive of freedom; take into confinement

immure

verb
1. To confine within a limited area:
cage, coop (in or up), enclose, fence (in), mew (up), pen, shut in, shut up, wall (in or up).
2. To put in jail:
Translations

immure

[ɪˈmjʊəʳ] VTenclaustrar, encerrar (fig) → encerrar
to be immured inestar encerrado en

immure

vteinkerkern
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Micawber, 'to immure one's-self in a Cathedral town; but surely, Mr.
Take care, you are going to immure a traveller, Sinbad the Sailor, a man who comes to see Paris; you are going to make a patriarch of him.