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verb mainly literary wreathe pronunciation in British English /riːð/
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present tense
I/you/we/theywreathe
he/she/itwreathes
present participlewreathing
past tensewreathed
past participlewreathed
  1. 1
    [transitive] [usually passive] if something is wreathed in something such as smoke, steam, or shadow, it is surrounded by it

    The city below them was wreathed in mist.

    1. a.
      [intransitive] if smoke, steam, or mist wreathes, it moves through the air

      Blue smoke wreathed upwards into the dark sky.

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