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encircle

en·cir·cle

encircle

 
pronunciation:
ihn suhr kl
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: encircled, encircles, encircling
definition: to form a circle around; surround.
synonyms:
environ, girdle, hoop, ring, surround, wreathe
similar words:
belt, bound, circle, circumscribe, close, enclose, encompass, envelop, gird, girth, hem in, rim, roll
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derivation: encirclement (n.)
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