empierce

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From em- +‎ pierce.

Verb[edit]

empierce (third-person singular simple present empierces, present participle empiercing, simple past and past participle empierced)

  1. (now rare) To pierce through.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.xi:
      The weapon bright / Taking aduantage of his open iaw, / Ran through his mouth with so importune might, / That deepe emperst his darksome hollow maw [...].