: to flow over and enclose : overwhelm <the mounting seas threatened to engulf the island>
: to take in (food) by or as if by flowing over and enclosing
— en·gulf·ment \-mənt\ noun
Examples of ENGULF
- The valley was engulfed in a thick fog.
- <high waves from the hurricane engulfed large areas of the coastal community>
First Known Use of ENGULF
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