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[in-fohl-ding] /ɪnˈfoʊl dɪŋ/
Origin of infolding
infold2 + -ing1


[in-fohld] /ɪnˈfoʊld/
verb (used with object)


[in-fohld] /ɪnˈfoʊld/
verb (used with or without object)
to invaginate (def 2–4).
in-1 + fold1; cf. enfold Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for infolding
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  • The melancholy of the forest encompassed 271 them, infolding them like a mantle.

    Peggy Owen Patriot Lucy Foster Madison
  • The former means the unfolding of God, the latter means the infolding of God.

    Letters from a Sf Teacher Shaikh Sharfuddn Maner
  • The few walks she had taken had lulled all sense of uneasiness in venturing into the infolding forest.

    North of Fifty-Three

    Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • And away beyond lay the unchanging, mysterious valley, and the infolding, mysterious hills of Italy.

    Aaron's Rod D. H. Lawrence
  • The four cryptic creatures of Ezekiel's vision came out of the north, a great cloud of "infolding fire" and the colour was amber.

    Visionaries James Huneker
  • The light that she had not seen in his eyes for so long rose in them—the old, unfathomable, infolding tenderness.

    Bride of the Mistletoe James Lane Allen
British Dictionary definitions for infolding


a variant spelling of enfold
Derived Forms
infolder, noun
infoldment, noun
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