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pronunciation:
ihn kloz
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: enclosed, encloses, enclosing
definition 1: to close in or shut in, as with walls or a container.
synonyms:
confine, encompass, envelop, hem in, immure, shut up
similar words:
barricade, cabin, canal, case, castle, chamber, encase, encircle, enwrap, fasten, fence in, impound, sheathe, shut, surround, wall
definition 2: to surround (land or property) with a fence or other barrier.
synonyms:
fence off, pen, wall
similar words:
encompass, girdle, picket, surround
definition 3: to include in the contents.
She enclosed a letter in the package.
synonyms:
include, insert
similar words:
encase
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