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engulf

en·gulf

engulf

 
pronunciation:
ihn guhlf
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: engulfed, engulfing, engulfs
definition: to cover entirely; envelop, as by an abyss or flood.
The entire village was engulfed in flames.
synonyms:
deluge, flood, inundate, submerge, swamp
similar words:
devour, envelop, gulf, immerse, overwhelm, swallow up
derivation: engulfment (n.)
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