from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To make into an island.
- transitive verb To set apart from others; isolate.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To make an island of; insulate; place apart.
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- verb To make into an
- verb by extension To
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The map shows how Northern sea-power could not only divide the South in two but almost enisle the eastern part as well.
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The word is used at least twice in "A Game of Hide and Seek" by Elizabeth Taylor (London: Virago, 2008). First published 1951.
Example 1: "His silent attention so enisled her that it was if he bandaged her heart as well as her hand." (p. 200)
Example 2: "The phlegmy fog thickened the darkness beyond the windows and enisled them there." (p. 231)
July 14, 2009