Engulf meaning

ĕn-gŭlf
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.

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To swallow up or overwhelm by or as if by overflowing and enclosing.

The spring tide engulfed the beach houses.

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To swallow up; overwhelm.
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To plunge, as into a gulf.
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Desperation engulfed her after her daughter's death.

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To surround; to cover.

Only Noah and his family survived when the Flood engulfed earth.

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Origin of engulf

  • en- +‎ gulf

    From Wiktionary