reclude

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin reclūdere (to open; to shut off), from re- + claudere (to close).

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reclude (third-person singular simple present recludes, present participle recluding, simple past and past participle recluded)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To open; to unblock. [15th-19th c.]
  2. (transitive or reflexive) To close off, to confine. [from 16th c.]
  3. (transitive or reflexive) To seclude, cut off from the community, the world etc. [from 16th c.]
    • 1911, Max Beerbohm, Zuleika Dobson:
      And, surely, no woman who knows that of herself can be rightly censured for not recluding herself from the world: it is only women without the power to love who have no right to provoke men's love.

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reclude

  1. third-person singular present indicative of recludere

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Latin[edit]

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rēclūde

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of reclūdō