Envelop



[verb en-vel-uh p; noun en-vel-uh p, en-vuh-luh p, ahn-] /verb ɛnˈvɛl əp; noun ɛnˈvɛl əp, ˈɛn və ləp, ˈɑn-/

verb (used with object), enveloped, enveloping.
1.
to wrap up in or as in a covering:
The long cloak she was wearing enveloped her completely.
2.
to serve as a wrapping or covering for, as a membrane of an organ or a sheath.
3.
to surround entirely.
4.
Military. to attack (an enemy’s flank).
noun
5.
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/ɪnˈvɛləp/
verb (transitive) -lops, -loping, -loped
1.
to wrap or enclose in or as if in a covering
2.
to conceal or obscure, as from sight or understanding: a plan enveloped in mystery
3.
to surround or partially surround (an enemy force)
v.

late 14c., envolupen, “be involved in,” from Old French envoleper (10c., Modern French envelopper) “envelop, cover; fold up,” from en- “in” (see en- (1)) + voloper “wrap up,” of uncertain origin, perhaps Celtic (see Gamillscheg, Diez). Literal sense is from 1580s. Related: Enveloped; enveloping.

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