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

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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
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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 8 Apr. 2020.

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