en·shrine (ĕn-shrīn) also in·shrine (ĭn-)
tr.v. en·shrined, en·shrin·ing, en·shrines also in·shrined or in·shrin·ing or in·shrines
1. To enclose in or as if in a shrine.
2. To cherish as sacred.
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