- To engulf is defined as to completely cover, surround, or overwhelm.
When snow completely covers the ground, this is an example of a time when snow engulfs the ground.
Snow has engulfed this house.
engulf definition by Webster's New World
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- to swallow up; overwhelm
- to plunge, as into a gulf
Origin: en- plush gulf
engulf definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb en·gulfed, en·gulf·ing, en·gulfs
To swallow up or overwhelm by or as if by overflowing and enclosing: The spring tide engulfed the beach houses.
- en·gulfˈment noun