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 for envelopment
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Envelopment \En*vel"op*ment\, n. [Cf. F. enveloppement.]
     1. The act of enveloping or wrapping; an inclosing or
        covering on all sides.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. That which envelops or surrounds; an envelop.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of enclosing something inside something else [syn:
           enclosure, enclosing, envelopment, inclosure]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  84 Moby Thesaurus words for "envelopment":
     bandage, bandaging, beleaguerment, besetment, besiegement, binder,
     binding, blanketing, blockade, blockading, blocking, blotting out,
     cementwork, cincture, circling, circumambience, circumambiency,
     circumcincture, circumflexion, circumjacence, circumposition,
     circumscription, cloaking, clouding, coating, confinement,
     containment, cordoning, coverage, covering, curtaining,
     dust jacket, eclipse, eclipsing, embracement, encincture,
     encirclement, enclosure, encompassment, enfoldment, envelope,
     environment, enwrapment, enwrapping, gift wrapping, girding,
     girdling, hiding, immurement, imprisonment, incarceration,
     inclusion, incrustation, investment, involvement, jacket,
     laying on, mantling, masking, obduction, obscuring, occultation,
     overlaying, overspreading, pargeting, pincer movement, plasterwork,
     quarantine, screening, sheathing, shielding, shrouding, siege,
     stuccowork, superimposition, superposition, surrounding,
     upholstering, upholstery, veiling, vertical envelopment, wrap,
     wrapper, wrapping

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