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  • v. Present participle of encompass.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. closely enveloping or surrounding on all sides.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. closely encircling
  • adj. broad in scope or content


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