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enveloped

[ verb en-vel-uhp; noun en-vel-uhp, en-vuh-luhp, ahn- ]SEE DEFINITION OF enveloped

Synonyms for enveloped

  • blanket
  • drape
  • encircle
  • enclose
  • encompass
  • enfold
  • engulf
  • obscure
  • shroud
  • surround
  • swaddle
  • swathe
  • wrap
  • cage
  • cloak
  • conceal
  • contain
  • corral
  • cover
  • embrace
  • enshroud
  • enwrap
  • fence
  • gird
  • girdle
  • guard
  • hem
  • immure
  • invest
  • overlay
  • overspread
  • pen
  • protect
  • roll
  • sheathe
  • shield
  • superimpose
  • veil
  • coop
  • shut in
  • wrap up
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Antonyms for enveloped

  • free
  • let go
  • release
  • uncover
  • unloose
  • disregard
  • exclude
  • forget
  • ignore
  • lay bare
  • let out
  • open
  • reveal
  • set free
  • let loose
  • unwrap
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ENVELOPED

It was still, however, enveloped in a narrow belt of brigalow.

On taking off the thick brown paper which enveloped it, behold!

Turn what way she would, they surrounded, enveloped and pounded down upon her.

I wondered if this were the herd, but found it was only the cloud of dust in which it was enveloped.

There Bob enveloped him in his arms, struggling and kicking, and put him on the horse.

Such an atmosphere had not enveloped her since she entered this wonderful house.

A grey dusky morning, enveloped in fog, succeeded to the fine night.

Clouds and darkness descended upon the plain of life and enveloped it.

The uncertainly and mystery that enveloped Eldorado was its greatest charm.

What terrible mystery had enveloped the Earth during his absence?

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., envolupen, "be involved in," from Old French envoleper (10c., Modern French envelopper) "envelop, cover; fold up," from en- "in" (see en- (1)) + voloper "wrap up," of uncertain origin, perhaps Celtic (see Gamillscheg, Diez). Literal sense is from 1580s. Related: Enveloped; enveloping.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ENVELOPED

bounded

adjectivelimited, confined
  • belted
  • bordered
  • boundaried
  • circumscribed
  • compassed
  • contiguous
  • defined
  • definite
  • delimited
  • determinate
  • edged
  • encircled
  • enclosed
  • encompassed
  • enveloped
  • fenced
  • finite
  • flanked
  • fringed
  • girdled
  • hedged
  • hog-tied
  • limitary
  • restricted
  • rimmed
  • ringed
  • surrounded
  • walled
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