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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To swallow up or overwhelm by or as if by overflowing and enclosing: The spring tide engulfed the beach houses.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To overwhelm.
  • v. To surround; to cover.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To absorb or swallow up as in a gulf.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To swallow up in or as in a gulf or whirlpool; overwhelm by swallowing or submerging.
  • To cast into or as into a gulf.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. devote (oneself) fully to
  • v. flow over or cover completely

Etymologies

en- +‎ gulf (Wiktionary)

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