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  • v. To surround as if by a globe

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To inclose as in a globe: as, “youthful energy englobed within the bosom of the young.” See inglobe.
  • Specifically, to absorb or take within the substance of a white blood-globule, amœba, or other single-celled body.


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  • When they had reduced the foe sufficiently, the formation was to open up, englobe the survivors, and deal death on them from every quarter.

    The Game Of Empire

  • It showed him that his command had arrived correctly, so as to englobe the half-dozen enemy vehicles everywhere above the billows.

    Time Patrolman

  • "We must englobe the swarm, if we can find the personnel."

    Dragon on a Pedestal

  • Instead, ten or twenty Patrol task - forces, under sure pilotage, dashed out to englobe at extreme range one fleet of the Boskonians.

    Children of the Lens

  • That such phenomena were expected was evident-a Boskonian fleet moved promptly and smoothly to englobe it.

    Children of the Lens

  • Serene, then, and confident, the heavy cruisers rushed out to englobe the Boskonian fortress.

    Gray Lensman

  • In minutes, therefore, the Boskonians rushed up and proceeded to englobe the newcomer; supposing, of course, that she was a product of the world below, that she was manned by the race who had so long and so successfully fought off Boskonian encroachment.

    Gray Lensman

  • I say englobe the planet, declare martial law, and not let anything in or out until we find it.

    First Lensman

  • C'est un fourre-tout qui englobe des machines électroniques interconnectées et des sources d'informations.

    Entretiens / Interviews / Entrevistas

  • When they reached Algon they would completely englobe the planet just beyond detection range.

    Man of Many Minds


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