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Definition of "enshroud" [en•shroud]

  • To cover with or as if with a shroud: Clouds enshrouded the summit. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "enshroud" in a sentence
  • "Photograph by Leon Chew An intact ruin that was once a museum We walk up a flight of stairs chiseled into the cheek of a dusty hillside where white tarps enshroud a city of relics, including grand terra-cotta structures used for worshipping, a corridor leading to a small chapel with a seated Buddha, and fragments of faded red frescoes although most have been removed by the archaeologists, others have been ravaged by looters."
  • "Placed within a long view of history, it clearly signals the formation of those antidemocratic forces waiting in the shadows for an opportune moment to enshroud the entirety of the United States in what the philosopher Hannah Arendt once called, "dark times.""
  • "Despite the warnings, the journalists see a Russian tourist enshroud himself in the cloth and slide into the water from the Jordan site."