Empale

Definition of Empale

Em`pale´
v. t.1.To make pale.
No bloodless malady empales their face.
- G. Fletcher.
1.To fence or fortify with stakes; to surround with a line of stakes for defense; to impale.
[imp. & p. p. Empaled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Empaling.]
All that dwell near enemies empale villages, to save themselves from surprise.
- Sir W. Raleigh.
2.To inclose; to surround. See Impale.
3.To put to death by thrusting a sharpened stake through the body.
4.(Her.) Same as Impale.

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impale, pierce, pin, spear, spike, thrust, transfix
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