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enveloping

verb
present participle of envelop

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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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“Enveloping.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/enveloping. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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