[v. en-vel-uhp; n. en-vel-uhp, en-vuh-luhp, ahn-]
verb (used with object), enveloped, enveloping.
to wrap up in or as in a covering: The long cloak she was wearing enveloped her completely.
to serve as a wrapping or covering for, as a membrane of an organ or a sheath.
to surround entirely.
Military. to attack (an enemy's flank).

1350–1400; Middle English envolupen < Old French envoluper, equivalent to en- en-1 + voloper to envelop, of obscure origin; compare Old Provençal (en)volopar, Italian inviluppare to envelop, Italian viluppo tuft, bundle, confusion, referred to Medieval Latin faluppa chaff, wisp of straw, perhaps influenced by the descendants of Latin volvere to roll

enveloper, noun
preenvelop, verb (used with object)
unenveloped, adjective

envelop, envelope.

1. enfold, cover, hide, conceal. 3. encompass, enclose.
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envelop (ɪnˈvɛləp)
vb , -lops, -loping, -loped
1.  to wrap or enclose in or as if in a covering
2.  to conceal or obscure, as from sight or understanding: a plan enveloped in mystery
3.  to surround or partially surround (an enemy force)
[C14: from Old French envoluper, from en-1 + voluper, voloper, of obscure origin]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., "be involved in," from O.Fr. envoluper, from en- "in" + voloper "wrap up," of uncertain origin, perhaps Celtic.
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Example sentences
The soft air enveloping the archipelago blends into a beautiful palm-fringed
Supply chains are becoming not only longer but also more enveloping.
Postmodern novelists have suggested that the contemporary world is an
  enveloping mystery, a dark chain of conspiracies.
He has done it with layers of mystique already enveloping him.
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