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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.]
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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]
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en•sile(ɛnˈsaɪl, ˈɛn saɪl)
v.t. -siled, -sil•ing.
to preserve (green fodder) in a silo.
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Past participle: ensiled
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|Verb||1.||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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