verb \in-ˈvī-rən, -ˈvī(-ə)rn\

Definition of ENVIRON

transitive verb

Examples of ENVIRON

  1. <a decaying, impoverished city environed by affluent suburbs>

Origin of ENVIRON

Middle English envirounen, from Anglo-French enviruner, from envirun around, from en in (from Latin in) + virun circle, from virer to turn — more at veer
First Known Use: 14th century


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