HyperDic: encirclement

English > 1 sense of the word encirclement:
NOUNactencirclement, blockadea war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy / enemy
encirclement > pronunciation
Soundsehnser'kahlmahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > encirclement: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningA war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy / enemy.
Synonymblockade
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Narrowernaval blockadeThe interdiction of a nation's lines of communication at sea by the use of naval power
siege, besieging, beleaguering, military blockadeThe action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack
Broadermilitary action, actionA military engagement
Spanishbloqueo
Verbsencircleform a circle around

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