embosom

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Etymology[edit]

em- +‎ bosom

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embosom (third-person singular simple present embosoms, present participle embosoming, simple past and past participle embosomed)

  1. To draw to or into one's bosom; to treasure.
  2. To enclose, surround, or protect.
    • 1826, William Child Green, The Woodland Family, or The Sons of Error and Daughters of Simplicity, A Domestic Tale, London: J. M'Gowan and Sons, OCLC 80585802, page 556:
      [S]uffice it to record, that blessed with a numerous progeny, Emily found herself completely embosomed in domestic bliss: []

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