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Meaning of wreathe

wreathe

Pronunciation: (rē), [key]
— v., wreathed wreathed wreath𠈮n wreath•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to encircle or adorn with or as with a wreath.
  2. to form as a wreath by twisting or twining.
  3. to surround in curving or curling masses or form.
  4. to envelop: a face wreathed in smiles.
—v.i.
  1. to take the form of a wreath or wreaths.
  2. to move in curving or curling masses, as smoke.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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