engulf

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verb en·gulf \in-ˈgəlf, en-\

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

engulfment

play \in-ˈgəlf-mənt, en-\ noun

Examples of engulf in a sentence

  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 English Language Learners

engulf

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verb en·gulf \in-ˈgəlf, en-\

Definition of engulf for English Language Learners

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


ENGULF Defined for Kids

engulf

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verb en·gulf \in-ˈgəlf\

Definition of engulf for Students

engulfed

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engulfing

  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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