[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
It envelops you, it penetrates at every pore, it wets you through without
  seeming to wet you at all.
The sun has a magnetic field, the heliosphere, which envelops our entire solar
The spider then crawls to the captured insect, and envelops it in a silk cocoon
  to eat at its leisure.
With her contorted limbs and grimacing face, she seemed unconscious, lost in
  the brainstorm that envelops seizure sufferers.
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