(redirected from enwrapping)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.


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:
References in classic literature ?
Some dull sensation of pain must have penetrated at last the consoling night of drunkenness enwrapping the "bright Russian soul" of Haldin's enthusiastic praise.
Meantime his eyes and thoughts and fears, were fixed upon the watchful figures; which, rendered unlike any figures of this world by the deep gloom and shade enwrapping and enfolding them, as well as by their looks and forms and supernatural hovering above the floor, were nevertheless as plainly to be seen as were the stalwart oaken frames, cross-pieces, bars and beams, set up there to support the Bells.
This image seems to have afinities with Ficino's (1433-1499) description of the soul descending into the world and while so doing enwrapping itself in a celestial, pure and bright veil: the latter is a kind of protecting layer, an ontic filter for the very pure soul which now embraces the very impure material body.
By enwrapping the body, fascia can help coordinate its functions as the name "connective tissue" implies.
Her Judaic artwork has influenced the development of Jewish Renewal, with egalitarian ketubot (wedding contracts) and women's Tallitot (prayer shawls) and is found throughout the country in private collections and enwrapping women in prayer.
Peace juxtaposes historically authentic details--pop cultural snippets; research from newspapers and oral histories; a rigidly accurate timeline--with "uncanny elements," producing a "tension between realism and the unreal" (Hart 2008, 581), a "web of violence and mystery" never fully disentangled in the text but rather enwrapping and choking one major character after another (the novel's focalizers, the characters we come to feel we somewhat know--Neil Fontaine, Stephen Sweet, Terry Winters, Dave Johnson, Malcolm Morris--all end up disgraced, disempowered, or dead).
His mastery of enwrapping the human body in outlines that cling, served him thoroughly in his IFS-occasioned adventure into utopia/dystopia.
Enwrapping the child in quiet serenity, "My Dream For You Is Happiness" conveys that single crucial message of deep love and total acceptance that is the prerequisite for true happiness.
Most of the facade at ground level is composed of black concrete block, lending a sense of stability and rigidity to the edifice, appropriately enwrapping the storage and support spaces.
This fatality lies in {an} endless enwrapping of images (literally: without end, without destination) which leaves images no other destiny apart from production--overdetermination of production by itself' (2008, 95).