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  • v. Present participle of engulf.

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Examples

  • Ah, for something to steady him, to keep that black flood from again engulfing him!

    Spice and the Devil's Cave

  • We all surged out upon the platform, and I watched the embarkation – the endless train engulfing its hundreds of men.

    England's Effort: Letters to an American Friend

  • "The idea is that the immunoglobulin E system (which is widespread among mammals) and its associated allergy symptoms serve a common prophylactic function," Sherman said, "namely engulfing in mucous and rapidly expelling pathogens, natural venoms and toxins and other potentially carcinogen-carrying antigens before they can trigger neoplasia [the abnormal proliferation of cells]."

    Emaxhealth

  • He said in a statement that he was perturbed by recent press reports on the problems "engulfing" rugby.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • 9 The coloring matter of the bile consists of compounds formed by the breaking down of the hemoglobin; the spleen contains many large cells that seem to have the power first of "engulfing" and later of decomposing red corpuscles.

    Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools

  • You know, the kind of engulfing experience where you put your hands over your ears and say things like, "It's too much!

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • A voice of reason against the fumes of ignorance, superstition, and insanity that have been engulfing us for the last 30 years.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Government Makes the Stuff We Need

  • A voice of reason against the fumes of ignorance, superstition, and insanity that have been engulfing us for the last 30 years. zyxw Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » The Government Makes the Stuff We Need

  • Though it was a relatively mainstream political gathering, the camp symbolized the kind of inclusive society that extremists like Anders Behring Breivik view as a key obstacle to their agenda of engulfing Europe in racist barbarism.

    Michelle Chen: In the Wake of Oslo Attacks, A Path Forward for Labor?

  • A day after News Corp.'s chief executive, Rupert Murdoch , was grilled by a parliamentary committee in the U.K. over a phone-hacking scandal engulfing the media conglomerate he founded, Ms. Gillard said on Sky News, "Australians watching all of that happening overseas with News Corp. are looking at News Ltd. here and are wanting to see News Ltd. answer some hard questions" about how the company operates in Australia.

    News Corp.'s Australia Unit Says No Evidence of Bad Behavior There

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