transitive verb Date: 1593 to cover with or as if with a sheath

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  • ensheathe — [en shēth′] vt. ensheathed, ensheathing to put in or cover with or as with a sheath …   English World dictionary

  • ensheathe — /en sheedh /, v.t., ensheathed, ensheathing. to enclose in or as in a sheath; sheathe. Also, ensheath, /en sheeth /, insheathe, insheath. [1585 95; EN 1 + SHEATHE] * * * …   Universalium

  • ensheathe — verb To cover with or as if with a sheath …   Wiktionary

  • ensheathe — en·sheathe in shēth vt, en·sheathed; en·sheath·ing to cover with or as if with a sheath <nerve fibers ensheathed by myelin> …   Medical dictionary

  • ensheathe — v. enclose as in a sheath (also insheathe) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ensheathe — en·sheathe …   English syllables

  • ensheathe — en•sheathe [[t]ɛnˈʃið[/t]] also en•sheath [[t] ˈʃiθ[/t]] v. t. to enclose in or as if in a sheath; sheathe • Etymology: 1585–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • ensheathe — …   Useful english dictionary

  • insheathe — /in sheedh /, v.t., insheathed, insheathing. ensheathe. Also, insheath /in sheeth /. * * * …   Universalium

  • Cell — The basic structural and functional unit in people and all living things. Each cell is a small container of chemicals and water wrapped in a membrane. Each cell in the human body there are 100 trillion cells in each of us contains the entire… …   Medical dictionary

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