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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 En·vel·op v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enveloped p. pr. & vb. n. Enveloping.]  To put a covering about; to wrap up or in; to inclose within a case, wrapper, integument or the like; to surround entirely; as, to envelop goods or a letter; the fog envelops a ship.
    Nocturnal shades this world envelop.   --J. Philips.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : surrounding and closing in on or hemming in; "the army's
            enveloping maneuver" [syn: enveloping(a)]