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.
Example sentences from the Web for envelop
He grew suddenly aware of this enveloping shroud of sand—as the raw material of bodily expression: Form.Four Weird Tales|Algernon Blackwood
The air cooled her brow, and from the deep, enveloping night her torn heart drew balm, and a first soothing of the pulse of pain.Lady Rose's Daughter|Mrs. Humphry Ward
But, Taddeo, do not trust to his adventurous mind; he is a hurricane, enveloping all in his path.
From the enveloping folds came a strangled gasp, as of a man plunged suddenly under the surface of water.The People of the Black Circle|Robert E. Howard
The quarry was further protected by an enveloping newspaper, but Billy did not stand on ceremony.The Palace of Darkened Windows|Mary Hastings Bradley