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
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he/she/it ensiles
we ensile
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Preterite
I ensiled
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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
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Present Perfect
I have ensiled
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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
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Past Perfect
I 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
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he/she/it will have ensiled
we will have ensiled
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Future Continuous
I 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
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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
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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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It is possible to ensile almost all types of forage; however, few species meet the requirements of quantity and quality, and it is important to analyze which species are more economically and nutritionally desirable.
"The producer had tried previously to ensile the bagasse, but his experiments weren't successful," Wright says.
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Under UK conditions, lucerne can be difficult to ensile (turn into silage), so it is advisable to use an additive.