Examples of engulf in a sentence
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
ENGULF Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of engulf for English Language Learners
: to flow over and cover (someone or something)
ENGULF Defined for Kids
Definition of engulf for Students
1 : to flow over and cover or surround The town was engulfed by the flood.
2 : to be overwhelmed by He was engulfed by fear.
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