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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Environ  \En*vi"ron\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Environed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Environing}.]  [F.  environner  fr  environ  about 
  thereabout;  pref.  en-  (L.  in)  +  OF  viron  circle,  circuit, 
  fr  OF  &  F.  virer  to  turn,  LL  virare  to  turn  up  and  down 
  topsy-turvy.  Cf  {Veer}.] 
  To  surround;  to  encompass;  to  encircle;  to  hem  in  to  be 
  round  about  to  involve  or  envelop. 
 
  Dwelling  in  a  pleasant  glade,  With  mountains  round 
  about  environed.  --Spenser. 
 
  Environed  he  was  with  many  foes.  --Shak. 
 
  Environ  me  with  darkness  whilst  I  write.  --Donne. 




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