Meaning of engulf

en•gulf

Pronunciation: (en-gulf'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to swallow up in or as in a gulf; submerge: The overflowing river has engulfed many small towns along its banks.
  2. to plunge or immerse, as into a gulf: He engulfed himself in his studies.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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