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en·gulf

 (ĕn-gŭlf′)
tr.v. 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·gulf′ment n.

engulf

(ɪnˈɡʌlf) or

ingulf

vb (tr)
1. to immerse, plunge, bury, or swallow up
2. (often passive) to overwhelm: engulfed by debts.
enˈgulfment n

en•gulf

(ɛnˈgʌlf)

v.t.
1. to swallow up in or as if in a gulf; submerge: The stormy sea engulfed the ship.
2. to overwhelm or envelop completely: Grief engulfed him.
[1545–55]
en•gulf′ment, n.

engulf


Past participle: engulfed
Gerund: engulfing

Imperative
engulf
engulf
Present
I engulf
you engulf
he/she/it engulfs
we engulf
you engulf
they engulf
Preterite
I engulfed
you engulfed
he/she/it engulfed
we engulfed
you engulfed
they engulfed
Present Continuous
I am engulfing
you are engulfing
he/she/it is engulfing
we are engulfing
you are engulfing
they are engulfing
Present Perfect
I have engulfed
you have engulfed
he/she/it has engulfed
we have engulfed
you have engulfed
they have engulfed
Past Continuous
I was engulfing
you were engulfing
he/she/it was engulfing
we were engulfing
you were engulfing
they were engulfing
Past Perfect
I had engulfed
you had engulfed
he/she/it had engulfed
we had engulfed
you had engulfed
they had engulfed
Future
I will engulf
you will engulf
he/she/it will engulf
we will engulf
you will engulf
they will engulf
Future Perfect
I will have engulfed
you will have engulfed
he/she/it will have engulfed
we will have engulfed
you will have engulfed
they will have engulfed
Future Continuous
I will be engulfing
you will be engulfing
he/she/it will be engulfing
we will be engulfing
you will be engulfing
they will be engulfing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been engulfing
you have been engulfing
he/she/it has been engulfing
we have been engulfing
you have been engulfing
they have been engulfing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been engulfing
you will have been engulfing
he/she/it will have been engulfing
we will have been engulfing
you will have been engulfing
they will have been engulfing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been engulfing
you had been engulfing
he/she/it had been engulfing
we had been engulfing
you had been engulfing
they had been engulfing
Conditional
I would engulf
you would engulf
he/she/it would engulf
we would engulf
you would engulf
they would engulf
Past Conditional
I would have engulfed
you would have engulfed
he/she/it would have engulfed
we would have engulfed
you would have engulfed
they would have engulfed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.engulf - devote (oneself) fully to; "He immersed himself into his studies"
immerse, plunge - cause to be immersed; "The professor plunged his students into the study of the Italian text"
focus, pore, rivet, center, centre, concentrate - direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"
drink in, drink - be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to; "The mother drinks in every word of her son on the stage"
2.engulf - flow over or cover completely; "The bright light engulfed him completely"
enclose, enfold, envelop, enwrap, wrap - enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering; "Fog enveloped the house"

engulf

ingulf
verb
1. immerse, bury, flood (out), plunge, consume, drown, swamp, encompass, submerge, overrun, inundate, deluge, envelop, swallow up The flat was engulfed in flames.
2. overwhelm, overcome, crush, absorb, swamp, engross He was engulfed by a feeling of emptiness.

engulf

verb
1. To flow over completely:
2. To affect deeply or completely, as with emotion:
Translations
يَبْتَلِع
omspændeopsluge
gleypa, færa í kaf
praryti
aprīt
kaplamakyutmak

engulf

[ɪnˈgʌlf] VT (= swallow up) → tragar; (= immerse) → sumergir, hundir
to be engulfed by (lit) → quedar sumergido bajo
she felt engulfed by her griefse sentía abrumada or hundida por el desconsuelo

engulf

[ɪnˈgʌlf] vt
[fire, fames] [+ building] → engloutir; [water, mud] [+ place, building] → engloutir
to be engulfed in flames → être dévoré(e) par les flammes
[fear, panic] [+ person] → s'emparer de

engulf

vtverschlingen; (fig: feeling, pain) → übermannen; to be engulfed by flamesin Flammen stehen

engulf

ingulf [ɪnˈgʌlf] vt (also) (fig) → inghiottire

engulf

(inˈgalf) verb
(of waves, flames etc) to swallow up completely. Flames engulfed him.
References in classic literature ?
A collision on the elevated, a panic scramble of the uninjured out upon the trestle over the street, a step on the third rail, and Harry Del Mar was engulfed in the Nothingness which men know as death and which is nothingness in so far as such engulfed ones never reappear nor walk the ways of life again.
He possessed a dim, vague, imperative knowingness that it was not merely not good, but supremely disastrous, leading to the mistily glimpsed sense of utter endingness for a dog, for any dog, to go into the water where slipped and slid and noiselessly paddled, sometimes on top, sometimes emerging from the depths, great scaly monsters, huge-jawed and horribly-toothed, that snapped down and engulfed a dog in an instant just as the fowls of Mister Haggin snapped and engulfed grains of corn.
before which, in infinite distress, but mutely possessed of the little girl and clearly convinced, in spite of her blindness, that something awful had occurred and some collapse engulfed us, she retreated, by the way we had come, as fast as she could move.
And Moscow engulfed the army ever deeper and deeper.
Blackness engulfed them on every side, and in breathless silence they waited for the fall to end and crush them against jagged rocks or for the earth to close in on them again and bury them forever in its dreadful depths.
For an instant the Dyaks attempted to hold their own, but in the face of the snarling, rending horde that engulfed them terror got the better of them all, so that those who were not overcome dived overboard and swam rapidly toward shore.
It seemed that, at the moment that the enormous narwhal had come to take breath at the surface of the water, the air was engulfed in its lungs, like the steam in the vast cylinders of a machine of two thousand horse-power.
He felt his head emerge; his eyes were blinded by the sunlight; his chest expanded convulsively, and with a supreme and crowning agony his lungs engulfed a great draught of air, which instantly he expelled in a shriek!
They are like cells in the body, essential, but, so long as they remain healthy, engulfed in the momentous whole.
Shrieks, imprecations, human life, dead bodies - all were engulfed in one terrific crash.
But he persuaded her into a broken statement, beautiful to him, charged with extreme excitement as she spoke of the dark red fire, and the smoke twined round it, making him feel that he had stepped over the threshold into the faintly lit vastness of another mind, stirring with shapes, so large, so dim, unveiling themselves only in flashes, and moving away again into the darkness, engulfed by it.
He tried to tell me of some things she had asked him to do should she not get over this, but what they were I know not, for they engulfed him at the first step.