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tr.v. en·wrapped, en·wrap·ping, en·wraps
a. To wrap up; enclose.
b. To envelop.
2. To absorb completely; engross: I was enwrapped by the fascinating tale.


(ɪnˈræp) or


vb (tr) , -wraps, -wrapping or -wrapped
1. to wrap or cover up; envelop
2. (usually passive) to engross or absorb: enwrapped in thought.



v.t. -wrapped, -wrap•ping.
1. to wrap, envelop, or surround.
2. to absorb or engross, as in thought.


Past participle: enwrapped
Gerund: enwrapping

I enwrap
you enwrap
he/she/it enwraps
we enwrap
you enwrap
they enwrap
I enwrapped
you enwrapped
he/she/it enwrapped
we enwrapped
you enwrapped
they enwrapped
Present Continuous
I am enwrapping
you are enwrapping
he/she/it is enwrapping
we are enwrapping
you are enwrapping
they are enwrapping
Present Perfect
I have enwrapped
you have enwrapped
he/she/it has enwrapped
we have enwrapped
you have enwrapped
they have enwrapped
Past Continuous
I was enwrapping
you were enwrapping
he/she/it was enwrapping
we were enwrapping
you were enwrapping
they were enwrapping
Past Perfect
I had enwrapped
you had enwrapped
he/she/it had enwrapped
we had enwrapped
you had enwrapped
they had enwrapped
I will enwrap
you will enwrap
he/she/it will enwrap
we will enwrap
you will enwrap
they will enwrap
Future Perfect
I will have enwrapped
you will have enwrapped
he/she/it will have enwrapped
we will have enwrapped
you will have enwrapped
they will have enwrapped
Future Continuous
I will be enwrapping
you will be enwrapping
he/she/it will be enwrapping
we will be enwrapping
you will be enwrapping
they will be enwrapping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been enwrapping
you have been enwrapping
he/she/it has been enwrapping
we have been enwrapping
you have been enwrapping
they have been enwrapping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been enwrapping
you will have been enwrapping
he/she/it will have been enwrapping
we will have been enwrapping
you will have been enwrapping
they will have been enwrapping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been enwrapping
you had been enwrapping
he/she/it had been enwrapping
we had been enwrapping
you had been enwrapping
they had been enwrapping
I would enwrap
you would enwrap
he/she/it would enwrap
we would enwrap
you would enwrap
they would enwrap
Past Conditional
I would have enwrapped
you would have enwrapped
he/she/it would have enwrapped
we would have enwrapped
you would have enwrapped
they would have enwrapped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.enwrap - enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering; "Fog enveloped the house"
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
benight - envelop with social, intellectual, or moral darkness; "The benighted peoples of this area"
tube - place or enclose in a tube
capsulate, capsule, capsulise, capsulize - enclose in a capsule
engulf - flow over or cover completely; "The bright light engulfed him completely"
sheathe - enclose with a sheath; "sheathe a sword"
cocoon - wrap in or as if in a cocoon, as for protection
bathe - suffuse with or as if with light; "The room was bathed in sunlight"
enshroud, shroud, hide, cover - cover as if with a shroud; "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"


1. To cover completely and closely, as with clothing or bandages:
2. To surround and cover completely so as to obscure:
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This habit of abstention from Feeling in the best society enables a Circle the more easily to sustain the veil of mystery in which, from his earliest years, he is wont to enwrap the exact nature of his Perimeter or Circumference.
Sophia could have no possible suspicion of any falsehood in this account: she therefore mounted resolutely behind the fellow, who conveyed her safe to a town about five miles distant, where she had the satisfaction of finding the good Mrs Honour: for, as the soul of the waiting-woman was wrapt up in those very habiliments which used to enwrap her body, she could by no means bring herself to trust them out of her sight.
They may be taken by storm and for the moment converted, becoming part of the soul which enwraps them in the ardor of its movement.
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Regal and majestic, the lochs and mountains of the Scottish Highlands have a long and proud tradition of both defying and welcoming wide- eyed intruders eager to either dominate the ancient lands, or enwrap themselves in their natural splendour.
These organic polymers can fill up void spaces and produce physicochemical bonds to enwrap the sand particles to change the loose structure [24-26].
The minister stressed the need of the country to change some policies and amend the laws to enwrap the new phase, especially in the field of investment, referring to the importance of developing a strategy for the export proceeds issuance, calling for establishment of a development bank to finance companies and minerals alongside attraction of global banks, stressing the need to establish a Gold Exchange to help reduce smuggling as it will buy at the world price.
After the completely framework structure formation, the excessive content of fiber will easily gather in clusters resulting in the fact that the polymer is very difficult to enwrap each fiber surface to form a whole stable structure.
Toyota Boshoku will enwrap seat frames with the covers at another joint venture in the province before supplying the completed seats to GAC Toyota Motor Co., a Toyota group arm operating in China, it added.
In 1968, the 32-year-old Hungarian-born Australian John Kaldor rose to the challenge and enabled the then little-known artists Christo and Jean-Claude to enwrap one million craggy square feet (2.5 kilometres) of Sydney's coastline at Little Bay.
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Processes extending from an astrocyte can enwrap several nerve cell bodies or synapse with hundreds of neuronal dendrites.