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encompassing

adjective

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encompassing

verb
present participle of encompass

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1 to form a circle around
  • a necklace of sapphire-blue lakes encompasses the town

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2 to have as part of a whole
  • textbooks on American history are now likely to encompass its social history as well as its political and military history

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3 to surround or cover closely
  • a fog of mystery has long encompassed this fraternal organization, which is known for its secret rituals

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“Encompassing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/encompassing. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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