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Definition of engulf verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    engulf

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ɪnˈɡʌlf//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they engulf
     
    he / she / it engulfs
     
    past simple engulfed
     
    -ing form engulfing
     
     
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  1. 1engulf somebody/something to surround or to cover someone or something completely He was engulfed by a crowd of reporters. The vehicle was engulfed in flames.
  2. 2engulf somebody/something to affect someone or something very strongly Fear engulfed her.
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