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envelopment

[en-vel-uh p-muh nt] /ɛnˈvɛl əp mənt/
noun
1.
an act of enveloping.
2.
the state of being enveloped.
3.
a wrapping or covering.
4.
Military. an attack on an enemy's flank.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65; envelop + -ment
Related forms
preenvelopment, noun
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Word Origin and History for envelopment
n.

1763, from envelop (v.) + -ment.

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