There are certain public places of beauty where the beauty is so enveloping that the place seems one's very own, seems possessed.
The darkness was like a cloud down there, enveloping the outer brigands.
The very atmosphere was oppressive, in spite of the enveloping sunshine.
Immediately afterwards, however, the obscurity was enveloping.
It was to me as if she wanted to make it a part of her, her hands and fingers were so enveloping in their grasp.
But always there was this enveloping cloak of ignorance baffling him at every turn.
Patagium incomplete, with elliptical perimeter, enveloping only the middle part of the shell.
A great weight, soft and enveloping, seemed to drop upon me.
She had looked forward to the enveloping joys of the Cosmopolitan, its bath, its soft bed and good food, with frank satisfaction.
Vittoria raised her arms as if she felt the thing to be enveloping her.
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.