imperfect & past participle Encaged; present participle & verbal noun Engaging.; Preface en- + cage: confer (French) encager.
To confine in a cage; to coop up. (Shakespeare)
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en- + cage
encage (third-person singular simple present encages, present participle encaging, simple past and past participle encaged) To lock inside a cage; to imprison. 1858, B. B. Wiffen, Choice Notes from "Notes and Queries", page 12: Bruce's daughter, Marjory, and his sister Mary, were likewise to be encaged, the former in the Tower of London, the latter in Roxburghe Castle. 2009 August 12, Fiona Johannessen, “Other Voices: Inspired by shelter of compassion”, TheUnion.com: I feared the sight of encaged animals would be unbearably sad. 2009 August 18, Natalie Angier, “Brain Is a Co-Conspirator in a Vicious Stress Loop”, New York Times: To rattle the rats to the point where their stress response remained demonstrably hyperactive, the researchers exposed the animals to four weeks of varying stressors: moderate electric shocks, being encaged with dominant rats, prolonged dunks in water.
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