encoffin

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From en- +‎ coffin.

Verb[edit]

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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