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  1. invagination.
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Origin of infolding


verb (used with object)
  1. enfold.
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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to invaginate(def 2–4).
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Origin of infold2

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Examples from the Web for infolding

Historical Examples

  • The melancholy of the forest encompassed 271 them, infolding them like a mantle.

    Peggy Owen Patriot

    Lucy Foster Madison

  • The former means the unfolding of God, the latter means the infolding of God.

    Letters from a Sf Teacher

    Shaikh Sharfuddn Maner

  • The few walks she had taken had lulled all sense of uneasiness in venturing into the infolding forest.

    North of Fifty-Three

    Bertrand W. Sinclair

  • And away beyond lay the unchanging, mysterious valley, and the infolding, mysterious hills of Italy.

    Aaron's Rod

    D. H. Lawrence

  • The four cryptic creatures of Ezekiel's vision came out of the north, a great cloud of "infolding fire" and the colour was amber.


    James Huneker

British Dictionary definitions for infolding


  1. a variant spelling of enfold
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Derived Formsinfolder, nouninfoldment, noun
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