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infolding

[in-fohl-ding]
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noun
  1. invagination.

Origin of infolding

infold1

[in-fohld]
verb (used with object)
  1. enfold.

infold2

[in-fohld]
verb (used with or without object)
  1. to invaginate(def 2–4).

Origin of infold2

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Examples from the Web for infolding

Historical Examples

  • 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</p>

    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


British Dictionary definitions for infolding

infold

verb
  1. a variant spelling of enfold
Derived Formsinfolder, nouninfoldment, noun
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