en·​wrap in-ˈrap How to pronounce enwrap (audio)
enwrapped; enwrapping; enwraps

transitive verb

: to wrap in a covering : enfold
: to preoccupy or absorb mentally : engross

Examples of enwrap in a Sentence

enwrapped in my own reverie, I failed to notice the coworker standing outside my cubicle an air of serene self-satisfaction enwraps the leafy, well-to-do suburb
Recent Examples on the Web The two-ply, buttery cashmere fabric feels like a cloud enwrapping your body. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 11 May 2023 These days, gaming is the most popular use for curved screens, as players sit close to the display and feel the virtual world enwrap them. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 2 Sep. 2022 But, for 25 summers, top singers from some of Minnesota's best choirs traditionally forsake the lake and gather between seasons to enwrap Twin Cities audiences in cooling, calming harmonies. Star Tribune, 29 July 2021 The sweater features plackets of thick, braided, water-wicking yarn, as if a sheep had yielded its entire winter coat to enwrap Evans in comfort. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, 18 Dec. 2019 Boskovich sets the tone with a conversational style that enwraps solid scholarship. Paul Di Filippo, Washington Post, 18 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of enwrap was in the 14th century

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“Enwrap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enwrap. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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