English dictionary


en |ɪn| — half the width of an em

enable |ɪˈneɪbl| — render capable or able for some task

enabling |eˈneɪbəlɪŋ| — providing legal power or sanction

enact |ɪˈnækt| — order by virtue of superior authority; decree

enactment |ɪˈnæktmənt| — the passing of a law by a legislative body

enamel |ɪˈnæml| — hard white substance covering the crown of a tooth

enamor |eˈnæmər| — attract; cause to be enamored

enamored |eˈnæmərd| — marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness

enamour |eˈnæmər| — attract; cause to be enamored

encamp |ɪnˈkæmp| — live in or as if in a tent

encampment |ɪnˈkæmpmənt| — a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent

encapsulate |ɪnˈkæpsjuleɪt| — enclose in a capsule or other small container

encase |ɪnˈkeɪs| — enclose in, or as if in, a case

encasement |enˈkeɪsmənt| — the act of enclosing something in a case

encaustic |enˈkɔːstɪk| — a paint consisting of pigment mixed with melted beeswax; it is fixed with heat after application

enceinte |enˈseɪnt| — in an advanced stage of pregnancy

encephalitis |enˌsefəˈlaɪtəs| — inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus; symptoms include headache and neck pain and drowsiness and nausea and fever (`phrenitis' is no longer in scientific use)

enchain |ɪnˈtʃeɪn| — restrain or bind with chains

enchant |ɪnˈtʃænt| — hold spellbound

enchanter |ɪnˈtʃæntər| — a sorcerer or magician

enchanting |ɪnˈtʃæntɪŋ| — capturing interest as if by a spell

enchantment |ɪnˈtʃæntmənt| — a feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual

enchantress |ɪnˈtʃæntrəs| — a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive

enchiridion |ˌenkaɪˈrɪdiːən| — a concise reference book providing specific information about a subject or location

encipher |enˈsaɪfər| — convert ordinary language into code

encircle |ɪnˈsɜːrkl| — form or draw a circle around

encircled |enˈsɝːkəld| — confined on all sides

encirclement |enˈsɝːkəlmənt| — a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy

encircling |enˈsɝːkəlɪŋ| — being all around the edges; enclosing

enclave |ˈenkleɪv| — an enclosed territory that is culturally distinct from the foreign territory that surrounds it

enclose |ɪnˈkloʊz| — enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering

enclosed |ɪnˈkloʊzd| — closed in or surrounded or included within

enclosure |ɪnˈkloʊʒər| — a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose

enclothe  — provide with clothes or put clothes on

encode |ɪnˈkoʊd| — convert information into code

encoding |ɪnˈkoʊdɪŋ| — the activity of converting data or information into code

encomiastic |enˌkoʊmiːˈæstɪk| — formally expressing praise

encomium |enˈkoʊmiəm| — a formal expression of praise

encompass |ɪnˈkʌmpəs| — include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory

encore |ˈɑːŋkɔːr| — an extra or repeated performance; usually given in response to audience demand

encounter |ɪnˈkaʊntər| — a minor short-term fight

encourage |ɪnˈkɜːrɪdʒ| — contribute to the progress or growth of

encouraged |enˈkɜːrɪdʒd| — inspired with confidence

encouragement |ɪnˈkɜːrɪdʒmənt| — the expression of approval and support

encouraging |ɪnˈkɜːrɪdʒɪŋ| — furnishing support and encouragement

encroach |ɪnˈkroʊtʃ| — advance beyond the usual limit

encroacher  — someone who enters by force in order to conquer

encroachment |ɪnˈkroʊtʃmənt| — any entry into an area not previously occupied

encrust |inˈkrəst| — cover or coat with a crust

encrypt |ɪnˈkrɪpt| — convert ordinary language into code

encryption |ɪnˈkrɪpʃn| — the activity of converting data or information into code

encumber |ɪnˈkʌmbər| — restrict (someone or something) so as to make free movement difficult

encumbrance |ɪnˈkʌmbrəns| — an onerous or difficult concern

encyclical |ɪnˈsɪklɪkl| — a letter from the pope sent to all Roman Catholic bishops throughout the world

encyclopaedia |ənˌsaɪkləˈpiːdiə| — a reference work (often in several volumes) containing articles on various topics (often arranged in alphabetical order) dealing with the entire range of human knowledge or with some particular specialty

encyclopaedic |ɪnˌsaɪkləˈpiːdɪk| — comprehensive in scope or content (as an encyclopedia)

encyclopaedist |enˌsaɪkləˈpiːdɪst| — a person who compiles information for encyclopedias

encyclopedia |ɪnˌsaɪkləˈpiːdiə| — a reference work (often in several volumes) containing articles on various topics (often arranged in alphabetical order) dealing with the entire range of human knowledge or with some particular specialty

encyclopedic |ɪnˌsaɪkləˈpiːdɪk| — comprehensive in scope or content (as an encyclopedia)

encyclopedist |ənˌsaɪkləˈpiːdəst| — a person who compiles information for encyclopedias

end |end| — either extremity of something that has length

end up |ˈend ʌp| — finally be or do something

endanger |ɪnˈdeɪndʒər| — pose a threat to; present a danger to

endangered |ɪnˈdeɪndʒərd| — (of flora or fauna) in imminent danger of extinction

endangerment |enˈdeɪndʒərmənt| — a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune

endear |ɪnˈdɪr| — make attractive or lovable

endearment |ɪnˈdɪrmənt| — the act of showing affection

endeavor |enˈdevər| — a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)

endeavour |ɪnˈdevər| — a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)

ended |ˈendəd| — having come or been brought to a conclusion

endemic |enˈdemɪk| — a disease that is constantly present to a greater or lesser degree in people of a certain class or in people living in a particular location

endemical  — of or relating to a disease (or anything resembling a disease) constantly present to greater or lesser extent in a particular locality

endgame |ˈendɡeɪm| — the final stages of an extended process of negotiation

ending |ˈendɪŋ| — the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme)

endive |ˈendaɪv| — widely cultivated herb with leaves valued as salad green; either curly serrated leaves or broad flat ones that are usually blanched

endless |ˈendləs| — tiresomely long; seemingly without end

endlessly |ˈendləsli| — continuing forever without end

endocarditis |ˌendoʊkɑːrˈdaɪtɪs| — inflammation of the endocardium and heart valves

endocrine |ˈendəkrɪn| — the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect

endocrinology |ˌendoʊkrəˈnɑːlədʒi| — the branch of medicine dealing with the endocrine glands and their secretions

endogamy |enˈdɑːɡəmi| — marriage within one's own tribe or group as required by custom or law

endogenous |enˈdɑːdʒənəs| — of or resembling an endogen

endometrial |ˌendoˌmetriəl| — of or relating to the endometrium

endorphin |enˈdɔːrfɪn| — a neurochemical occurring naturally in the brain and having analgesic properties

endorse |ɪnˈdɔːrs| — be behind; approve of

endorsement |ɪnˈdɔːrsmənt| — a promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books)

endoscope |ˈendəskoʊp| — a long slender medical instrument for examining the interior of a bodily organ or performing minor surgery

endoscopic |ˌendoˈskɑːpɪk| — of or relating to endoscopy

endoscopy |enˈdɑːskəpi| — visual examination of the interior of a hollow body organ by use of an endoscope

endosperm |ˈendoʊspɜːrm| — nutritive tissue surrounding the embryo within seeds of flowering plants

endothelial |ˌendəʊˈθiːliəl| — of or relating to or located in the endothelium

endotoxin |ˈɛndəʊˌtɒksɪn| — a toxin that is confined inside the microorganisms and is released only when the microorganisms are broken down or die

endow |ɪnˈdaʊ| — give qualities or abilities to

endowment |ɪnˈdaʊmənt| — natural abilities or qualities

endpoint |ˈendˈpɔɪnt| — a place where something ends or is complete

endue |ɪnˈdjuː| — give qualities or abilities to

endurable |ɪnˈdʊrəbl| — capable of being borne though unpleasant

endurance |ɪnˈdʊrəns| — the power to withstand hardship or stress

endure |ɪnˈdʊr| — put up with something or somebody unpleasant

enduring |ɪnˈdʊrɪŋ| — lasting a long time

endways |ˈendweɪz| — on end or upright

endwise |ˈendwaɪz| — on end or upright

enema |ˈenəmə| — an injection of a liquid through the anus to stimulate evacuation; sometimes used for diagnostic purposes

enemy |ˈenəmi| — an opposing military force

energetic |ˌenərˈdʒetɪk| — working hard to promote an enterprise

energetically |ˌenərˈdʒetɪkli| — in an energetic manner

energize |ˈenərdʒaɪz| — cause to be alert and energetic

energizing |ˈenərˌdʒaɪzɪŋ| — the activity of causing to have energy and be active

energy |ˈenərdʒi| — (physics) a thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs

enervate |ˈenərveɪt| — weaken mentally or morally

enervation |ˌenərˈveɪʃn| — lack of vitality

enfeeble |ɪnˈfiːbl| — make weak

enfilade |ˈenfəleɪd| — gunfire directed along the length rather than the breadth of a formation

enfold |ɪnˈfoʊld| — enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering

enforce |ɪnˈfɔːrs| — ensure observance of laws and rules

enforceable |ɪnˈfɔːrsəbl| — capable of being enforced

enforced |ɪnˈfɔːrst| — forced or compelled or put in force

enforcement |ɪnˈfɔːrsmənt| — the act of enforcing; ensuring observance of or obedience to

enforcer |ɪnˈfɔːrsər| — one whose job it is to execute unpleasant tasks for a superior

enfranchise |ɪnˈfræntʃaɪz| — grant freedom to; as from slavery or servitude

enfranchisement |ɪnˈfræntʃɪzmənt| — freedom from political subjugation or servitude

engage |ɪnˈɡeɪdʒ| — carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in

engaged |ɪnˈɡeɪdʒd| — having ones attention or mind or energy engaged

engagement |ɪnˈɡeɪdʒmənt| — a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war

engaging |ɪnˈɡeɪdʒɪŋ| — attracting or delighting

engender |ɪnˈdʒendər| — call forth

engine |ˈendʒɪn| — motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work

engineer |ˌendʒɪˈnɪr| — a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems

engineering |ˌendʒɪˈnɪrɪŋ| — the practical application of technical and scientific knowledge to commerce or industry

enginery |ˈendʒɪnəri| — machinery consisting of engines collectively

English |ˈɪŋɡlɪʃ| — an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries

English-speaking  — able to communicate in English

Englishman |ˈɪŋɡlɪʃmən| — a man who is a native or inhabitant of England

Englishwoman |ˈɪŋɡlɪʃwʊmən| — a woman who is a native or inhabitant of England

engorge |ɪnˈɡɔːrdʒ| — overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself

engraft |inˈɡraft| — cause to grow together parts from different plants

engrave |ɪnˈɡreɪv| — carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface

engraved |ənˈɡreɪvd| — cut or impressed into a surface

engraver |ənˈɡreɪvər| — a skilled worker who can inscribe designs or writing onto a surface by carving or etching

engraving |ɪnˈɡreɪvɪŋ| — a print made from an engraving

engross |ɪnˈɡroʊs| — devote (oneself) fully to

engrossed |ɪnˈɡroʊst| — giving or marked by complete attention to

engrossing |ɪŋˈɡroʊsɪŋ| — capable of arousing and holding the attention

engulf |ɪnˈɡʌlf| — devote (oneself) fully to

enhance |ɪnˈhæns| — increase

enhanced |enˈhænst| — increased or intensified in value or beauty or quality

enhancement |ɪnˈhænsmənt| — an improvement that makes something more agreeable

enhancer |ɪnˈhænsər| — anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities

enigma |ɪˈnɪɡmə| — something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained

enigmatic |ˌenɪɡˈmætɪk| — not clear to the understanding

enigmatical |ˌenɪɡˈmætɪkəl| — not clear to the understanding

enjoin |ɪnˈdʒɔɪn| — issue an injunction

enjoy |ɪnˈdʒɔɪ| — derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in

enjoyable |ɪnˈdʒɔɪəbl| — affording satisfaction or pleasure

enjoyment |ɪnˈdʒɔɪmənt| — the pleasure felt when having a good time

enkindle |inˈkindl| — cause to start burning

enlace |ɪnˈleɪs| — spin, wind, or twist together

enlarge |ɪnˈlɑːrdʒ| — make larger

enlarged |ɪnˈlɑːrdʒd| — as of a photograph; made larger

enlargement |ɪnˈlɑːrdʒmənt| — the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope

enlighten |ɪnˈlaɪtn| — make understand

enlightened |ɪnˈlaɪtnd| — people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity

enlightening |ɪnˈlaɪtənɪŋ| — tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance

enlightenment |ɪnˈlaɪtnmənt| — education that results in understanding and the spread of knowledge

enlist |ɪnˈlɪst| — join the military

enlistee |enˌlɪˈstiː| — any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces)

enlistment |ɪnˈlɪstmənt| — a period of time spent in military service

enliven |ɪnˈlaɪvn| — heighten or intensify

enlivened |enˈlaɪvənd| — made lively or spirited

enmesh |ɪnˈmeʃ| — entangle or catch in (or as if in) a mesh

enmity |ˈenməti| — a state of deep-seated ill-will

ennead |ˈɛnɪad| — the cardinal number that is the sum of eight and one

ennoble |ɪˈnoʊbl| — confer dignity or honor upon

ennoblement |ɪˈnoʊblmənt| — the state of being noble

ennui |ɑːnˈwiː| — the feeling of being bored by something tedious

enologist  — a specialist in wine making

enormity |ɪˈnɔːrməti| — the quality of being outrageous

enormous |ɪˈnɔːrməs| — extraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or power or degree

enormously |ɪˈnɔːrməsli| — extremely

enormousness |ɪˈnɔːrməsnəs| — unusual largeness in size or extent or number

enough |ɪˈnʌf| — an adequate quantity; a quantity that is large enough to achieve a purpose

enounce |ɪˈnaʊns| — speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way

enplane |enˈpleɪn| — board a plane

enquire |ɪnˈkwaɪər| — address a question to and expect an answer from

enquiry |ˈɪnkwəri| — an instance of questioning

enrage |ɪnˈreɪdʒ| — put into a rage; make violently angry

enraged |enˈreɪdʒd| — marked by extreme anger

enrapture |ɪnˈræptʃər| — hold spellbound

enrich |ɪnˈrɪtʃ| — make better or improve in quality

enrichment |ɪnˈrɪtʃmənt| — act of making fuller or more meaningful or rewarding

enrobe |enˈroʊb| — provide with a coating

enrol |ɪnˈroʊl| — register formally as a participant or member

enroll |ɪnˈroʊl| — register formally as a participant or member

enrollee |enroˈliː| — a person who enrolls in (or is enrolled in) a class or course of study

enrollment |enˈrolmənt| — the act of enrolling

enrolment |ɪnˈroʊlmənt| — the act of enrolling

ensconce |ɪnˈskɑːns| — fix firmly

ensemble |ɑːnˈsɑːmbl| — a group of musicians playing or singing together

enshrine |ɪnˈʃraɪn| — enclose in a shrine

enshroud |ɪnˈʃraʊd| — cover as if with a shroud

ensign |ˈensən| — a person who holds a commissioned rank in the United States Navy or the United States Coast Guard; below lieutenant junior grade

ensilage |ˈensəlij| — fodder harvested while green and kept succulent by partial fermentation as in a silo

ensile |ɛnˈsʌɪl| — store in a silo

enslave |ɪnˈsleɪv| — make a slave of; bring into servitude

enslavement |ɪnˈsleɪvmənt| — the state of being a slave

ensnare |ɪnˈsner| — take or catch as if in a snare or trap

ensnarl |enˈsnɑːrl| — entangle or catch in (or as if in) a mesh

ensue |ɪnˈsuː| — issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end

ensuing |ɪnˈsuɪŋ| — following immediately and as a result of what went before

ensure |ɪnˈʃʊr| — make certain of

entablature |enˈtæblʌtʃər| — (architecture) the structure consisting of the part of a classical temple above the columns between a capital and the roof

entail |ɪnˈteɪl| — land received by fee tail

entangle |ɪnˈtæŋɡl| — entrap

entangled |enˈtæŋɡəld| — deeply involved especially in something complicated

entanglement |ɪnˈtæŋɡlmənt| — an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim

entente |ɑːnˈtɑːnt| — an informal alliance between countries

enter |ˈentər| — to come or go into

enteric |enˈterɪk| — of or relating to the enteron

entering |ˈentərɪŋ| — a movement into or inward

enteritis |ˌentəˈraɪtəs| — inflammation of the intestine (especially the small intestine); usually characterized by diarrhea

enterprise |ˈentərpraɪz| — a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)

enterprising |ˈentərpraɪzɪŋ| — marked by imagination, initiative, and readiness to undertake new projects

entertain |ˌentərˈteɪn| — provide entertainment for

entertainer |ˌentərˈteɪnər| — a person who tries to please or amuse

entertaining |ˌentərˈteɪnɪŋ| — agreeably diverting

entertainment |ˌentərˈteɪnmənt| — an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention

enthalpy |ˈenθælpiː| — (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity equal to the internal energy of a system plus the product of its volume and pressure

enthral |ɪnˈθrɔːl| — hold spellbound

enthrall |ɪnˈθrɔːrl| — hold spellbound

enthralling |ɪnˈθrɔːlɪŋ| — capturing interest as if by a spell

enthrallment  — a feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual

enthrone |ɪnˈθroʊn| — provide with power and authority

enthronement |ɪnˈθroʊnmənt| — the ceremony of installing a new monarch

enthuse |ɪnˈθuːz| — cause to feel enthusiasm

enthusiasm |ɪnˈθuːziæzəm| — a feeling of excitement

enthusiast |ɪnˈθuːziæst| — an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity

enthusiastic |ɪnˌθuːziˈæstɪk| — having or showing great excitement and interest

enthusiastically |ɪnˌθuːziˈæstɪkli| — with enthusiasm; in an enthusiastic manner

entice |ɪnˈtaɪs| — provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion

enticement |ɪnˈtaɪsmənt| — something that seduces or has the quality to seduce

enticing |ɪnˈtaɪsɪŋ| — highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire

entire |ɪnˈtaɪər| — uncastrated adult male horse

entirely |ɪnˈtaɪərli| — to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')

entirety |ɪnˈtaɪərəti| — the state of being total and complete

entitle |ɪnˈtaɪtl| — give the right to

entitled |enˈtaɪtəld| — qualified for by right according to law

entitlement |ɪnˈtaɪtlmənt| — right granted by law or contract (especially a right to benefits)

entity |ˈentəti| — that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own distinct existence (living or nonliving)

entomb |ɪnˈtuːm| — place in a grave or tomb

entombment |enˈtuːmmənt| — the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave

entomological |ˌentəməˈlɒdʒɪkəl| — of or relating to the biological science of entomology

entomologist |ˌentəˈmɑːlədʒɪst| — a zoologist who studies insects

entomology |ˌentəˈmɑːlədʒi| — the branch of zoology that studies insects

entourage |ˈɑːnturɑːʒ| — the group following and attending to some important person

entr'acte |ˈɒntrækt| — the interlude between two acts of a play

entrails |ˈentreɪlz| — internal organs collectively (especially those in the abdominal cavity)

entrain |enˈtreɪn| — board a train

entrance |ˈentrəns| — something that provides access (to get in or get out)

entrancement  — a feeling of delight at being filled with wonder and enchantment

entrancing |ɪnˈtrɑːnsɪŋ| — capturing interest as if by a spell

entrant |ˈentrənt| — a commodity that enters competition with established merchandise

entrap |ɪnˈtræp| — take or catch as if in a snare or trap

entrapment |ɪnˈtræpmənt| — a defense that claims the defendant would not have broken the law if not tricked into doing it by law enforcement officials

entreat |ɪnˈtriːt| — ask for or request earnestly

entreaty |ɪnˈtriːti| — earnest or urgent request

entree |ˈɑːnˌtre| — the principal dish of a meal

entremets |ˈɑːntrəmeɪ| — a dish that is served with, but is subordinate to, a main course

entrench |ɪnˈtrentʃ| — fix firmly or securely

entrenched |enˈtrentʃt| — dug in

entrenchment |enˈtrentʃmənt| — an entrenched fortification; a position protected by trenches

entrepot |ˈɒntrəpoʊ| — a port where merchandise can be imported and then exported without paying import duties

entrepreneur |ˌɑːntrəprəˈnɜːr| — someone who organizes a business venture and assumes the risk for it

entrepreneurial |ˌɑːntrəprəˈnɜːriəl| — willing to take risks in order to make a profit

entresol |ˈentərsɑːl| — intermediate floor just above the ground floor

entropy |ˈentrəpi| — (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome

entrust |ɪnˈtrʌst| — confer a trust upon

entry |ˈentri| — an item inserted in a written record

entryway |ˈentriwe| — something that provides access (to get in or get out)

entwine |ɪnˈtwaɪn| — tie or link together

enucleate |ɪˈnjuːklɪeɪt| — remove the nucleus from (a cell)

enumerable |ɪˈnjuːm(ə)rəb(ə)l| — that can be counted

enumerate |ɪˈnuːməreɪt| — specify individually

enumeration |ɪˌnuːməˈreɪʃn| — a numbered list

enumerator |ɪˈnjuːməreɪtə| — someone who collects census data by visiting individual homes

enunciate |ɪˈnʌnsieɪt| — speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way

enunciation |inənsiˈeɪʃən| — the articulation of speech regarded from the point of view of its intelligibility to the audience

envelop |ɪnˈveləp| — enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering

envelope |ˈenvəloʊp| — a flat (usually rectangular) container for a letter, thin package, etc.

envelopment |ɪnˈveləpmənt| — the act of enclosing something inside something else

envenom |ənˈvenəm| — cause to be bitter or resentful

enviable |ˈenviəbl| — causing envy

envious |ˈenviəs| — showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages

environ |ɪnˈvaɪərən| — extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle

environment |ɪnˈvaɪrənmənt| — the totality of surrounding conditions

environmental |ɪnˌvaɪrənˈmentl| — of or relating to the external conditions or surroundings

environmentalism |enˈvaɪrənˌmentəˌlɪzəm| — the philosophical doctrine that environment is more important than heredity in determining intellectual growth

environmentalist |ɪnˌvaɪrənˈmentəlɪst| — someone who works to protect the environment from destruction or pollution

environmentally |ɪnˌvaɪrənˈmentəli| — for the environment

environs |ɪnˈvaɪrənz| — the area in which something exists or lives

envisage |ɪnˈvɪzɪdʒ| — form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case

envision |ɪnˈvɪʒn| — imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind

envoy |ˈenvɔɪ| — a diplomat having less authority than an ambassador

envy |ˈenvi| — a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something that is possessed by another

enwrap |ənˈrap| — enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering

enzyme |ˈenzaɪm| — any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions