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Definition of envelop verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



envelop somebody/something (in something) (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they envelop
he / she / it envelops
past simple enveloped
-ing form enveloping
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to wrap someone or something up or cover them or it completely She was enveloped in a huge white towel. Clouds enveloped the mountaintops. Darkness fell and enveloped the town. A feeling of despair enveloped him.
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noun [uncountable]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: envelop