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envelop

[ verb en-vel-uhp; noun en-vel-uhp, en-vuh-luhp, ahn- ]
/ verb 蓻n藞v蓻l 蓹p; noun 蓻n藞v蓻l 蓹p, 藞蓻n v蓹 l蓹p, 藞蓱n- /
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verb (used with object), en路vel路oped, en路vel路op路ing.
to wrap up in or as in a covering: The long cloak she was wearing enveloped her completely.
to serve as a wrapping or covering for, as a membrane of an organ or a sheath.
to surround entirely.
Military. to attack (an enemy's flank).
noun
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Origin of envelop

1350鈥1400; Middle English envolupen<Old French envoluper, equivalent to en-en-1 + voloper to envelop, of obscure origin; compare Old Proven莽al (en)volopar,Italian inviluppare to envelop, Italian viluppo tuft, bundle, confusion, referred to Medieval Latin faluppa chaff, wisp of straw, perhaps influenced by the descendants of Latin volvere to roll

OTHER WORDS FROM envelop

en路vel路op路er, nounpre路en路vel路op, verb (used with object)un路en路vel路oped, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH envelop

envelop , envelope
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British Dictionary definitions for envelop

envelop
/ (瑟n藞v蓻l蓹p) /

verb -lops, -loping or -loped (tr)
to wrap or enclose in or as if in a covering
to conceal or obscure, as from sight or understandinga plan enveloped in mystery
to surround or partially surround (an enemy force)

Derived forms of envelop

envelopment, noun

Word Origin for envelop

C14: from Old French envoluper, from en- 1 + voluper, voloper, of obscure origin
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