environ

verb en·vi·ron \ in-ˈvī-rən , -ˈvī(-ə)rn \
Updated on: 11 Nov 2017

Definition of environ

transitive verb

Examples of environ in a Sentence

  1. a decaying, impoverished city environed by affluent suburbs

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Origin and Etymology 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 1veer

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