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[in-fohld] /ɪnˈfoʊld/
verb (used with object)


[in-fohld] /ɪnˈfoʊld/
verb (used with or without object)
to invaginate (def 2–4).
Origin of infold2
in-1 + fold1; cf. enfold Unabridged
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  • They fold and infold as though they would shield the lake bereft of trees, as though they would shut out the world.

    The Spell of Scotland Keith Clark
  • The poet must hasten on, he must infold and bind together, he must be direct and synthetic in every act.

    Whitman John Burroughs
  • A sweet spell of rest, of thankfulness, of quiet heart-satisfaction, seemed to infold her.

    Averil Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • She stood looking down on his bowed head with a tenderness that seemed to infold him as with a mantle.

    Helmet of Navarre Bertha Runkle
  • Beat the mixture to infold oxygen, and then put in one-quarter cake of yeast plants.

  • Not one save him—him—whose love had broken down all barriers that it might reach and infold her.

  • She felt that she must infold such a figure not only in swaddling clothes, but in love.

    Children of the Soil Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • Then he endeavored to infold his father in his embrace, but his arms inclosed only an unsubstantial shade.

British Dictionary definitions for infold


a variant spelling of enfold
Derived Forms
infolder, noun
infoldment, noun
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