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From Middle English infolden, equivalent to in- +‎ fold.


infold (third-person singular simple present infolds, present participle infolding, simple past and past participle infolded)

  1. (transitive) To fold inwards.
  2. (transitive) To wrap up or inwrap; involve; inclose; enfold or envelop.
  3. (transitive) To clasp with the arms; embrace.
    • 1865, Walt Whitman, “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d”, in Sequel to Drum-Taps: When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d and other poems:
      Prais’d be the fathomless universe, / For life and joy, and for objects and knowledge curious, / And for love, sweet love—but praise! praise! praise! / For the sure-enwinding arms of cool-enfolding death.