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en·vel·op

 (ĕn-vĕl′əp)
tr.v. en·vel·oped, en·vel·op·ing, en·vel·ops
1. To wrap, enclose, or cover: "Accompanying the darkness, a stillness envelops the city" (Curtis Wilkie).
2. To surround: The troops enveloped the town.

[Middle English envolupen, to be involved in, from Old French envoluper, envoloper : en-, in; see en-1 + voloper, to wrap up; perhaps akin to Medieval Latin faluppa, chaff, straw (influenced by Latin volvere, to roll).]

en·vel′op·er n.
en·vel′op·ment n.
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Adj.1.enveloping - surrounding and closing in on or hemming in; "the army's enveloping maneuver"
close - at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other; "close to noon"; "how close are we to town?"; "a close formation of ships"

enveloping

adjective enclosing, surrounding, concealing, encompassing, shrouding, encircling, all-embracing, enfolding Astronomers are unable to see the planet's surface because of the enveloping clouds.
Translations

enveloping

[ɪnˈveləpɪŋ] ADJ [movement] → envolvente

enveloping

adjalles umhüllend; the all-enveloping fogdie dichte Nebelhülle
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Now, however preposterous it may at first seem to talk of any creature's skin as being of that sort of consistence and thickness, yet in point of fact these are no arguments against such a presumption; because you cannot raise any other dense enveloping layer from the whale's body but that same blubber; and the outermost enveloping layer of any animal, if reasonably dense, what can that be but the skin?
During the entire incident his shouts and curses were heard, as if through an enveloping uproar of such sounds of rage and fury as I had never heard from the throat of man or brute!
Contract notice:Editing, enveloping and sending of receipt, regularization of charges and various raises.
It is vital to catch bearing defects as early as possible, to stop them developing into more serious problems, and one way of achieving this is to use a signal processing technique called acceleration enveloping.
Enveloping the reader in the sights, sounds, armchairs, this colourful tome is a welcome addition as it tours the Moroccan city of Marrakesh from a design perspective.
The sculpture--inspired by a photo of John Paul II enveloping a child in his cloak--was approved by city and culture ministry officials as well as the Vatican's fine arts commission.
Overlooked by neighbours, the introduction of light through vertical incisions avoided the need to break up the roofscape, thereby allowing it to be read internally and externally as a unified enveloping surface.