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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Envelop  \En*vel"op\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Enveloped};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Enveloping}.]  [OE.  envolupen  envolipen  OF 
  envoluper  envoleper  F.  envelopper  pref.  en-  (L.  in)  + 
  voluper,  voleper  See  {Develop}.] 
  To  put  a  covering  about  to  wrap  up  or  in  to  inclose  within 
  a  case,  wrapper,  integument  or  the  like  to  surround 
  entirely;  as  to  envelop  goods  or  a  letter;  the  fog  envelops 
  a  ship. 
 
  Nocturnal  shades  this  world  envelop.  --J.  Philips. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  enveloping 
  adj  1:  concealing  by  enclosing  or  wrapping  as  if  in  something  that 
  is  not  solid;  "the  enveloping  darkness";  "hills 
  concealed  by  shrouding  mists"  [syn:  {enveloping(a)},  {shrouding(a)}] 
  2:  surrounding  and  closing  in  on  or  hemming  in  "the  army's 
  enveloping  maneuver"  [syn:  {enveloping(a)}] 
  n  :  the  act  of  enclosing  something  inside  something  else  [syn:  {enclosure}, 
  {enclosing},  {envelopment},  {inclosure}] 




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