enwrap

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

Definition of enwrap

transitive verb

1 : to wrap in a covering : enfold
2a : envelop
b : 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 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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First Known Use of enwrap

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Enwrap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enwrap. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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