verb transitiveWord forms: wreathed or ˈwreathing
1. to coil, twist, or entwine, esp. so as to form into a wreath
2. to coil, twist, or entwine around; encircle
⇒ clouds wreathed the mountains
3. to decorate with wreaths
5. to move with a twisting or coiling motion
6. to have or take the form of a wreath
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Word origin of 'wreathe'
Early ModE, back-form. < ME wrethen,
pp. of writhen, writhe
; in later use < wreath