[ en-rap ]
/ ɛnˈræp /

verb (used with object), en·wrapped, en·wrap·ping.

to wrap or envelop in something.
to surround or envelop, as in slumber, longing, etc.
to absorb or engross, as in thought.
Also inwrap.

Origin of enwrap

1350–1400; Middle English enwrappen; see en-1, wrap
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/ (ɪnˈræp) /

verb -wraps, -wrapping or -wrapped (tr)

to wrap or cover up; envelop
(usually passive) to engross or absorbenwrapped in thought
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Word Origin and History for enwrap



late 14c., from en- (1) "make, put in" + wrap (v.). Related: Enwrapped; enwrapping.

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