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en·gulf

engulf

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn guhlf
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part of speech: verb
inflections: engulfs, engulfing, engulfed
definition: to cover entirely, as if by a flood.
The old house was engulfed in flames.
synonyms:
deluge, flood, submerge, swamp
similar words:
devour, envelop, immerse, overwhelm, swallow up
derivation: engulfment (n.)
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