transitive verb (ensiled; ensiling) Date: 1883 to prepare and store (fodder) so as to induce conversion to silage

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  • Ensile — En*sile , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ensiled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ensiling}.] [F. ensiler: cf. Sp. ensilar. See {Silo}.] To store (green fodder) in a silo; to prepare as silage. {En si*list}, n. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ensile — [en sīl′, en′sīl΄] vt. ensiled, ensiling [Fr ensiler: see ENSILAGE] to store (green fodder) in a silo, or orig. a pit, for preservation …   English World dictionary

  • ensile — ensilability, n. /en suyl , en suyl/, v.t., ensiled, ensiling. 1. to preserve (green fodder) in a silo. 2. to make into ensilage. [1880 85; < F ensiler < Sp ensilar, equiv. to en EN 1 + silar, v. deriv. of silo SILO] * * * …   Universalium

  • ensile — verb To preserve (forage) in a silo …   Wiktionary

  • ensile — en·sile || ɪn saɪl v. process of preserving green fodder in a silo …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ensile — [ɛn sʌɪl] verb put (grass or another crop) into a silo. Origin C19: from Fr. ensiler, from Sp. ensilar …   English new terms dictionary

  • ensile — en·sile …   English syllables

  • ensile — en•sile [[t]ɛnˈsaɪl, ˈɛn saɪl[/t]] v. t. siled, sil•ing agr. to preserve (green fodder) in a silo • Etymology: 1880–85; < F ensiler < Sp ensilar= en I+ silar, v. der. of silo silo en•si la•bil′i•ty, n …   From formal English to slang

  • ensile — /ɛnˈsaɪl/ (say en suyl), /ˈɛnsəl/ (say ensuhl) verb (t) (ensiled, ensiling) 1. to preserve (green fodder) in a silo. 2. to make into ensilage. Also, ensilage. {French ensiler, from Spanish ensilar, from en en 1 + silo silo …   Australian English dictionary

  • ensile — v.tr. 1 put (fodder) into a silo. 2 preserve (fodder) in a silo. Etymology: F ensiler f. Sp. ensilar (as EN (1), SILO) …   Useful english dictionary

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