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From Latin inclavatus, from in- (in) + clavare (to fasten with nails), from clavus (nail).


inclavated (comparative more inclavated, superlative most inclavated)

  1. (rare) set; fast; fixed
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dr. John Smith to this entry?)
    • James Branch Cabell
      He has written wholly to divert himself: he has for that moment been inclavated to pleasure-seeking with somewhat the ruthlessness of a Nero and all the tenacity of a debutante []

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for inclavated in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)