Definition for SE-CLUDE

SE-CLUDE, v.t. [L. secludo; se and claudo, cludo, to shut.]

  1. To separate, as from company or society, and usually to keep apart for some length of time, or to confine in a separate state; as, persons in low spirits seclude themselves from society. Let eastern tyrants from the light of heav'n / Seclude their bosom slaves. – Thomson.
  2. To shut out; to prevent from entering; to preclude. Inclose your tender plants in your conservatory, secluding all entrance of cold. – Evelyn.

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