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encoffin definition

Overview

Define the meaning of the English word encoffin below. Encoffin is a verb. Also define the related word coffin.

English

Etymology

From en- +‎ coffin.

Verb

encoffin (third-person singular simple present encoffins, present participle encoffining, simple past and past participle encoffined)

  1. (transitive) To place or enclose in a coffin.
    • 1839, Edgar Allan Poe, ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’:
      The body having been encoffined, we two alone bore it to its rest.

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