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4 definitions found
 for Enveloping
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  enveloping \enveloping\ adj.
     1. surrounding closely on all sides.
  
     Syn: ambient, encompassing, surrounding(prenominal).
          [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  enveloping \enveloping\ n.
     the act or process of enclosing something inside something
     else.
  
     Syn: enclosure, enclosing, envelopment, inclosure.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Nocturnal shades this world envelop.     --J. Philips.
     Envelope

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  enveloping
      adj 1: surrounding and closing in on or hemming in; "the army's
             enveloping maneuver"

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