verb (used with object), en·vel·oped, en·vel·op·ing.
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Origin of envelop
OTHER WORDS FROM envelopen·vel·op·er, nounpre·en·vel·op, verb (used with object)un·en·vel·oped, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH envelopenvelop , envelope
How to use envelop in a sentence
The Babadook is the shape of grief: all-enveloping, shape-shifting, black, here intensely, terrifying, then gone.
Rich, poor, or middle class, the chaos of 21st-century “love lives” is swiftly enveloping us all.Our Bad Romance Obsession Is the Ultimate First World Problem|James Poulos|January 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the midst of news about scandals enveloping the department, they reflect on the meaning of public service.NYPD Scandals Obscure the Decency of the Majority, Cops Say|Michael Daly|November 11, 2011|DAILY BEAST
“We resemble a successful lichen, a ravaging bloom of algae, a mold enveloping a fruit,” reads the text.
His ecstacy was a drug, enveloping his senses; again it was a fire that threatened the very altar of his soul.The Dragon Painter|Mary McNeil Fenollosa
The Maker of Sounds was garbed in an all-enveloping white burnous and a white skull cap.Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays|Various
These clothes passed partly through the gap, the sail-cloth outside enveloping them.Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
The red flames rise and lick up the sides, while the enveloping smoke wreathes around the corpse.Round the Wonderful World|G. E. Mitton
Then, suddenly, the thick, all-enveloping mists that held them were gone.Islands of Space|John W Campbell