verb (used with object)

  1. to wrap up; envelop: to enfold someone in a cloak.
  2. to surround as if with folds: He wished to enfold her in the warmth of his love. What happened is enfolded in mystery.
  3. to hug or clasp; embrace: She enfolded him in her arms.
  4. to form into a fold or folds: The material of the skirt had been enfolded to form a loose, graceful drape.

verb (tr)

  1. to cover by enclosing
  2. to embrace
  3. to form with or as with folds

also infold, early 15c., from en- (1) “make, put in” + fold. Related: Enfolded; enfolding.

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