infold

verb

in·​fold in-ˈfōld How to pronounce infold (audio)
infolded; infolding; infolds

intransitive verb

: to fold inward or toward one another

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of infold was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Infold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/infold. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

infold

transitive verb

in·​fold in-ˈfōld How to pronounce infold (audio)
: to cover or surround with folds or a covering
infold the hernial sac with sutures

intransitive verb

ˈin-ˌ
: to fold inward or toward one another
the neural crests infold and fuse

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