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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Examples from the Web for enwrap

Historical Examples of enwrap

  • The cold darkness of the night in its immensity seemed to enwrap me in sadness.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • Newbury's delight in her, his tender worship of her, seemed to enwrap and encompass her.

    The Coryston Family

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

  • Neither of the men judged from her manner the fear that began to enwrap her.

  • Not a shred of dry clothing did he have in which to enwrap the child, and not even a fire.

    The Long Patrol

    H. A. Cody

  • Let him live, And Suli's glory will enwrap my name Stainless and safe.

British Dictionary definitions for enwrap



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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