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Definition of ENFOLDING

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Infold \In*fold"\ ([i^]n*f[=o]ld"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Infolded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Infolding}.] [Pref. in- in + fold.] [Written also {enfold}.]
     1. To wrap up or cover with folds; to envelop; to inwrap; to inclose; to involve. [1913 Webster]

              Gilded tombs do worms infold.         --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              Infold his limbs in bands.            --Blackmore. [1913 Webster]

     2. To clasp with the arms; to embrace.
        [1913 Webster]

              Noble Banquo, . . . let me infold thee, And hold thee to my heart.            --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Enfold \En*fold"\, v. t.
     To infold. See {Infold}.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

81 Moby Thesaurus words for "enfold":
     bosom, box, case, clasp, clinch, clip, close, compass, compass about, comprise, contain, cover, crate, crease, crimp, crisp, dog-ear, double, double over, drape, embay, embed, embosom, embox, embrace, encapsulate, encase, encircle, enclasp, enclose, encompass, enshroud, envelop, environ, enwrap, flounce, flute, fold, fold over, frill, gather, gird, girdle, go around, go round, hug, include, infold, interfold, internalize, invest, involve, keep within, lap, lap over, pack, package, plait, plat, pleat, plicate, ply, press, put in, quill, ruff, ruffle, sheathe, shroud, smother, squeeze, surround, swaddle, swathe, tuck, turn over, twill, veil, wrap, wrap about, wrap up

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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