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 for enfold
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Infold \In*fold"\ ([i^]n*f[=o]ld"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Infolded; p. pr. & vb. n. Infolding.] [Pref. in- in +
     fold.] [Written also enfold.]
     1. To wrap up or cover with folds; to envelop; to inwrap; to
        inclose; to involve.
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              Gilded tombs do worms infold.         --Shak.
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              Infold his limbs in bands.            --Blackmore.
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     2. To clasp with the arms; to embrace.
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              Noble Banquo, . . . let me infold thee,
              And hold thee to my heart.            --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Enfold \En*fold"\, v. t.
     To infold. See Infold.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering;
           "Fog enveloped the house" [syn: envelop, enfold,
           enwrap, wrap, enclose]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  81 Moby Thesaurus words for "enfold":
     bosom, box, case, clasp, clinch, clip, close, compass,
     compass about, comprise, contain, cover, crate, crease, crimp,
     crisp, dog-ear, double, double over, drape, embay, embed, embosom,
     embox, embrace, encapsulate, encase, encircle, enclasp, enclose,
     encompass, enshroud, envelop, environ, enwrap, flounce, flute,
     fold, fold over, frill, gather, gird, girdle, go around, go round,
     hug, include, infold, interfold, internalize, invest, involve,
     keep within, lap, lap over, pack, package, plait, plat, pleat,
     plicate, ply, press, put in, quill, ruff, ruffle, sheathe, shroud,
     smother, squeeze, surround, swaddle, swathe, tuck, turn over,
     twill, veil, wrap, wrap about, wrap up

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