- to wrap up; envelop: to enfold someone in a cloak.
- to surround as if with folds: He wished to enfold her in the warmth of his love. What happened is enfolded in mystery.
- to hug or clasp; embrace: She enfolded him in her arms.
- to form into a fold or folds: The material of the skirt had been enfolded to form a loose, graceful drape.
Origin of enfold
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- to cover by enclosing
- to embrace
- to form with or as with folds
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Word Origin and History for enfoldment
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