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enfold

[ en-fohld ]
/ ɛnˈfoʊld /
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verb (used with object)

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.

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Also infold.

Origin of enfold

First recorded in 1585–95; en-1 + fold1

OTHER WORDS FROM enfold

en·fold·er, nounen·fold·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for enfold

enfold

infold

/ (ɪnˈfəʊld) /

verb (tr)

to cover by enclosing
to embrace
to form with or as with folds

Derived forms of enfold

enfolder or infolder, nounenfoldment or infoldment, noun
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