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1 to close or shut in by or as if by barriers
  • a chronic mistrust of outsiders envelops that neighborhood, cutting it off from the rest of the city

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2 to surround or cover closely
  • the truth of the presidential assassination is enveloped in a dense fog of myths and conspiracy theories

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The first known use of envelop was in the 14th century

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“Envelop.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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