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envelopment

[ en-vel-uhp-muhnt ]
/ ɛnˈvɛl əp mənt /
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noun

an act of enveloping.
the state of being enveloped.
a wrapping or covering.
Military. an attack on an enemy's flank.

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Origin of envelopment

First recorded in 1755–65; envelop + -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM envelopment

pre·en·vel·op·ment, noun
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