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engulf

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verb en·gulf \in-ˈgəlf, en-\

Simple Definition of engulf

  • : to flow over and cover (someone or something)

Full Definition of engulf

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to flow over and enclose :  overwhelm <the mounting seas threatened to engulf the island>

  3. 2 :  to take in (food) by or as if by flowing over and enclosing

en·gulf·ment play \-mənt\ noun

Examples of engulf

  1. The valley was engulfed in a thick fog.

  2. <high waves from the hurricane engulfed large areas of the coastal community>



1555

First Known Use of engulf

1555


ENGULF Defined for Kids

engulf

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verb en·gulf \in-ˈgəlf\

Definition of engulf

en·gulfeden·gulf·ing

  1. 1 :  to flow over and cover or surround <The town was engulfed by the flood.>

  2. 2 :  to be overwhelmed by <He was engulfed by fear.>





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