Definition of envelop in English:
verb (envelops, enveloping, enveloped)[with object]
1Wrap up, cover, or surround completely: a figure enveloped in a black cloak figurative a feeling of despair enveloped him
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- She turned the knob and was enveloped in a shroud of fetid air as the door swung open.
- Anyway my point is it's what's in the mind that counts, and I genuinely believe the essence of the real person is enveloped in their mind and personality and not their physical capability.
- My eyes snap open, yet I'm still enveloped in darkness.
1.1(Of troops) surround (an enemy force).
- This force would attack south and penetrate enemy defenses around the city of Kursk to envelop remaining enemy forces in the salient.
- The advanced guard would fix the enemy, while the flanking formations would envelop the enemy to block its withdrawal.
- Fighting in the open is highly mobile, the troops can use all sorts of maneuvering and enveloping movements, and can attack the enemy's rear.
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- So there is an envelopment of law around the exercise of these tribunals.
- The manual, returning to key concepts from late - 19 th-century German military thought, promoted the superiority of the offensive and underscored the advantages of envelopments, particularly when combined with frontal assaults.
- At another point, he notes that he has been treating the ‘interplay of the ethical and the aesthetic as a series of envelopments and overlappings whereby now the one field, now the other achieves dominance’.