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infolding

[in-fohl-ding] /ɪnˈfoʊl dɪŋ/
noun
Origin of infolding
infold2 + -ing1

infold1

[in-fohld] /ɪnˈfoʊld/
verb (used with object)
1.

infold2

[in-fohld] /ɪnˈfoʊld/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to invaginate (def 2–4).
Origin
in-1 + fold1; cf. enfold
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Historical Examples
  • And away beyond lay the unchanging, mysterious valley, and the infolding, mysterious hills of Italy.

    Aaron's Rod D. H. Lawrence
  • The former means the unfolding of God, the latter means the infolding of God.

    Letters from a Sf Teacher Shaikh Sharfuddn Maner
  • The melancholy of the forest encompassed 271 them, infolding them like a mantle.

    Peggy Owen Patriot Lucy Foster Madison
  • The few walks she had taken had lulled all sense of uneasiness in venturing into the infolding forest.

    North of Fifty-Three Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • The four cryptic creatures of Ezekiel's vision came out of the north, a great cloud of "infolding fire" and the colour was amber.

    Visionaries James Huneker
  • The light that she had not seen in his eyes for so long rose in them—the old, unfathomable, infolding tenderness.

    Bride of the Mistletoe James Lane Allen
British Dictionary definitions for infolding

infold

/ɪnˈfəʊld/
verb
1.
a variant spelling of enfold
Derived Forms
infolder, noun
infoldment, noun
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