[ UK /ɛnɡˈʌlf/ ]
[ US /ɪnˈɡəɫf/ ]
  1. devote (oneself) fully to
    He immersed himself into his studies
  2. flow over or cover completely
    The bright light engulfed him completely
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How To Use engulf In A Sentence

  • Lee waved down the server behind the counter, who seemed to have been engulfed in conversation with one of the two men seated next to us.
  • A curious and unwary fish would become a meal when the goosefish inhaled and quickly engulfed its prey.
  • It has now been engulfed in nationalism, religion and history. The Global Marketplace
  • These are (1) the production in the blood of an antidote to the toxin or poison elaborated by the invading microbe -- an antitoxin, which chemically neutralises the toxin; (2) the production in the blood of the attacked animal of a "germicidal" poison which repels and kills the attacking microbes themselves (not merely neutralising their poisonous products); (3) the extermination of the intrusive, disease-producing microbes by a kind of police, which scour the blood channels and tissues and "eat up" -- actually engulf and digest -- the hostile intruders. More Science From an Easy Chair
  • The flock simultaneously screamed and swooned as Way crooned "Cancer," a dirge about a slow death from the title illness, all while backlit with a massive white spotlight and engulfed in a faux smoke haze. The Washington Post: National, World & D.C. Area News and Headlines - washingtonpost.com
  • Before I was fully upright, a powerful surge of pain engulfed my body.
  • Stuffed into the neck of the bottle was a flame engulfed rag, blazing brightly.
  • Such men must be honoured and respected, lest chaos engulf the navel of the world yet again.
  • When they arrived home about 30 minutes later, Suedhoff said the house was "engulfed" in flames. lsj.com - News
  • After failing to get to the girls, Waddington ran from her home screaming to the neighbours for help just before the house was completely engulfed in flames and smoke.
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