encircling

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en·cir·cle

 (ĕn-sûr′kəl)
tr.v. en·cir·cled, en·cir·cling, en·cir·cles
1. To form a circle around; surround: A belt encircled his waist.
2. To move or go around completely; make a circuit of: The moon encircles the earth.

en·cir′cle·ment n.
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encircling

The use of circles for healing purposes.
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Adj.1.encircling - being all around the edges; enclosing; "his encircling arms"; "the room's skirting board needs painting"
peripheral - on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary; the outer area; "Russia's peripheral provinces"; "peripheral suburbs"
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Translations

encircling

[ɪnˈsɜːklɪŋ] ADJ [movement] → envolvente
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encircling

n (Mil) → Umfassung f, → Einkreisen nt; (in valley) → Einkesseln nt; (of building)Umstellung f
adj walls etcumgebend; hills, forestumliegend (liter); gloomallumfassend; encircling warEinkesselungskrieg m; encircling movement (Mil) → Einkreisungs- or Umfassungsmanöver nt
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