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Enchoric
Enchylemma
Enchyma
Encincture
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encipher
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Encircle
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encirclement
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Encircling definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ENCIR'CLING, ppr. Surrounding with a circle or ring; encompassing; embracing.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: being all around the edges; enclosing; "his encircling arms"; "the room's skirting board needs painting" [syn: encircling, skirting]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Encircle En*cir"cle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Encircled; p. pr. & vb. n. Encircling.] [Pref. en- + circle: cf. OF. encercler.] To form a circle about; to inclose within a circle or ring; to surround; as, to encircle one in the arms; the army encircled the city. Her brows encircled with his serpent rod. --Parnell. Syn: To encompass; surround; environ; inclose.

Moby Thesaurus

ambient, assimilating, circling, circumambient, circumferential, circumflex, circumfluent, circumfluous, circumjacent, comprising, containing, counting, covering, embracing, enclosing, encompassing, enfolding, enveloping, environing, envisaging, including, inclusive, incorporating, neighboring, numbering, peripheral, roundabout, suburban, surrounding, wrapping



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