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enwind

[en-wahynd]
verb (used with object), en·wound, en·wind·ing.
  1. to wind or coil about; encircle.
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Also inwind.

Origin of enwind

First recorded in 1590–1600; en-1 + wind2
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British Dictionary definitions for enwind

enwind

verb -winds, -winding or -wound
  1. (tr) to wind or coil around; encircle
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Word Origin and History for enwind

v.

1590s (implied in inwinding), from en- (1) + wind (v.). Related: Enwound; enwinding.

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