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Meaning of ENGULF

Pronunciation:  en'gulf

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  engross (oneself) fully; "He immersed himself into his studies"
  2. [v]  flow over or cover completely; "The bright light engulfed him completely"
 

ENGULF is a 6 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: absorb, engross, immerse, plunge, soak up, steep
 
 See Also: center, centre, concentrate, drink, drink in, enclose, enfold, envelop, enwrap, focus, pore, rivet, wrap

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\En*gulf"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Engulfed}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Engulfing}.] [Pref. en- + gulf: cf. OF. engolfer. Cf.
{Ingulf}.]
To absorb or swallow up as in a gulf.

      It quite engulfs all human thought.      --Young.

Syn: See {Absorb}.

 
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