infold


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in·fold

 (ĭn-fōld′)
v. in·fold·ed, in·fold·ing, in·folds
v.intr.
To fold inward.
v.tr.
To enfold.

in·fold′er n.
in·fold′ment n.

infold

(ɪnˈfəʊld)
vb
a variant spelling of enfold
inˈfolder n
inˈfoldment n

en•fold

(ɛnˈfoʊld)

v.t.
1. to wrap up; envelop.
2. to surround with or as if with folds.
3. to hug or clasp; embrace.
4. to form into a fold or folds.
[1585–95]
en•fold′er, n.
en•fold′ment, n.

infold


Past participle: infolded
Gerund: infolding

Imperative
infold
infold
Present
I infold
you infold
he/she/it infolds
we infold
you infold
they infold
Preterite
I infolded
you infolded
he/she/it infolded
we infolded
you infolded
they infolded
Present Continuous
I am infolding
you are infolding
he/she/it is infolding
we are infolding
you are infolding
they are infolding
Present Perfect
I have infolded
you have infolded
he/she/it has infolded
we have infolded
you have infolded
they have infolded
Past Continuous
I was infolding
you were infolding
he/she/it was infolding
we were infolding
you were infolding
they were infolding
Past Perfect
I had infolded
you had infolded
he/she/it had infolded
we had infolded
you had infolded
they had infolded
Future
I will infold
you will infold
he/she/it will infold
we will infold
you will infold
they will infold
Future Perfect
I will have infolded
you will have infolded
he/she/it will have infolded
we will have infolded
you will have infolded
they will have infolded
Future Continuous
I will be infolding
you will be infolding
he/she/it will be infolding
we will be infolding
you will be infolding
they will be infolding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been infolding
you have been infolding
he/she/it has been infolding
we have been infolding
you have been infolding
they have been infolding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been infolding
you will have been infolding
he/she/it will have been infolding
we will have been infolding
you will have been infolding
they will have been infolding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been infolding
you had been infolding
he/she/it had been infolding
we had been infolding
you had been infolding
they had been infolding
Conditional
I would infold
you would infold
he/she/it would infold
we would infold
you would infold
they would infold
Past Conditional
I would have infolded
you would have infolded
he/she/it would have infolded
we would have infolded
you would have infolded
they would have infolded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

infold

see enfold

infold

verb
1. To cover completely and closely, as with clothing or bandages:
2. To surround and cover completely so as to obscure:
References in classic literature ?
At such moments, Hepzibah would fling out her arms, and infold Phoebe in them, and kiss her cheek as tenderly as ever her mother had; she appeared to do so by an inevitable impulse, and as if her bosom were oppressed with tenderness, of which she must needs pour out a little, in order to gain breathing-room.
As Kraft struggles with the implications of all this, Powers infolds into the text classic stories of children trying to escape the adult world - Peter Pan, "The Pied Piper of Hamelin," the Children's Crusade - suggesting that for children, it is always apocalypse now.