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engulfed


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Engulf  \En*gulf"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Engulfed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Engulfing}.]  [Pref.  en-  +  gulf:  cf  OF  engolfer  Cf 
  {Ingulf}.] 
  To  absorb  or  swallow  up  as  in  a  gulf. 
 
  It  quite  engulfs  all  human  thought.  --Young. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Absorb}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  engulfed 
  adj  1:  rendered  powerless  especially  by  an  excessive  amount  or 
  profusion  of  something  "a  desk  flooded  with 
  applications";  "felt  inundated  with  work";  "too  much 
  overcome  to  notice";  "a  man  engulfed  by  fear"; 
  "swamped  by  work"  [syn:  {flooded},  {inundated},  {overcome}, 
  {overpowered},  {overwhelmed},  {swamped}] 
  2:  completely  enclosed  or  swallowed  up  "a  house  engulfed  in 
  flames";  "the  fog-enveloped  cliffs";  "a  view  swallowed  by 
  night"  [syn:  {enveloped},  {swallowed}] 




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