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Surround; enclose.‘the stone circle was environed by an expanse of peat soil’
surround, encircle, enclose, ring, envelopblanket, swathe, swaddle, wrap, cloakView synonyms
- ‘You went about with your soul full of suspicion and hatred; you understood that you were environed by hostile powers that were trying to get your money and who used all the virtues to bait their traps with.’
- ‘One of them began with an attempt to propitiate the powers which environ him and determine his destiny.…’
- ‘Thus, under the dripping trees, and environed by huge and moving shadows, they reached the scene of their unhallowed labours.’
Middle English (formerly also as inviron): from Old French environer, from environ surroundings, from en in + viron circuit (from virer to turn, veer).
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