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1 enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering; "Fog enveloped the house" [syn: envelop, enfold, enwrap, wrap]
2 close in or confine [syn: hold in, confine]
3 surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him" [syn: inclose, shut in]
4 introduce; "Insert your ticket here" [syn: insert, inclose, stick in, put in, introduce]

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  • (UK) /ɪn'kləʊz/
ipacregion Canada


  1. To surround with a wall, fence, etc.
  2. To insert into a container, usually an envelope or package.


surround, fence in

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