Encoffin En*cof"fin, v. t. To put in a coffin. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • encoffin — verb To place or enclose in a coffin …   Wiktionary

  • encoffin — en·coffin …   English syllables

  • encoffin — ə̇n, en+ transitive verb Etymology: en (I) + coffin, n. : to shut up in or as if in a coffin …   Useful english dictionary

  • encoffinment — noun The preparation of the body of a deceased person and placement of it in a coffin, especially in a ceremonial or ritualistic manner. The encoffinment takes place on the third day after death, in the presence of the assembled family. See Also …   Wiktionary

  • coffin — 1. noun /ˈkɒfɪn/ An oblong closed box in which a dead person is buried. Syn: casket 2. verb /ˈkɒfɪn/ To place in a coffin. The chest in which she is coffined washes ashore and is brought to the Lord Cerimon …   Wiktionary

  • encoffiner — noun A person whose profession is to prepare the body of a deceased person and place it in a coffin, especially in a ceremonial or ritualistic manner. The same critic notes, “the encoffiners’ real task is to bring dignity to death, respect to the …   Wiktionary

  • bury — Synonyms and related words: abandon, baptize, bosom, bottle up, cache, coffin, conceal, conduct a funeral, consign to oblivion, cover up, deluge, deposit, dip, douse, drown, duck, dunk, embosom, encoffin, engulf, ensepulcher, enshrine, entomb,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • enshrine — Synonyms and related words: aggrandize, apotheose, apotheosize, beatify, beleaguer, beset, besiege, bless, blockade, bound, box in, bury, cage, canonize, chamber, cleanse, close in, coffin, compass, conduct a funeral, consecrate, contain, coop,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • entomb — Synonyms and related words: bottle up, box in, box up, bury, cabin, casket, cloister, closet, coffin, conduct a funeral, confine, cramp, crib, encase, encoffin, ensepulcher, enshrine, hearse, immure, inearth, inhume, inter, inurn, lay away, lay… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • inhume — Synonyms and related words: bury, coffin, conduct a funeral, encoffin, ensepulcher, enshrine, entomb, hearse, inearth, inter, inurn, lay away, lay to rest, plant, put away, sepulcher, sepulture, tomb …   Moby Thesaurus

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