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engulf

verb

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to cover with a flood
  • high waves from the hurricane engulfed large areas of the coastal community

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The first known use of engulf was in 1555

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“Engulf.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/engulf. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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