Definition of Engulfing

1. Verb. (present participle of engulf) ¹



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Definition of Engulfing

1. engulf [v] - See also: engulf

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Engulfing

engrossers
engrosses
engrossest
engrosseth
engrossing
engrossingly
engrossment
engrossments
engs
enguard
enguarded
enguarding
enguards
engulf
engulfed
engulfing (current term)
engulfment
engulfments
engulfs
engulph
engulphed
engulphs
engyn
engyns
engyve
enhabit
enhabitant
enhabited
enhabiting
enhabits

Literary usage of Engulfing

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1. The Rise of the Dutch Republic: A History by John Lothrop Motley (1879)
"The stormy Zuyder Zee began its existence by engulfing thousands of Frisian villages, with all their population, and by spreading a chasm between kindred ..."

2. Pathogenic Micro├Ârganisms: A Practical Manual for Students, Physicians, and by William Hallock Park, Anna Wessels Williams, Charles Krumwiede (1917)
"The cells help in two general ways: First, by engulfing the germs and so disposing of them, thus acting as phagocytes; and second, after being acted upon by ..."

3. Studies in Immunity by Jules Bordet (1909)
"These organisms after 2 or 3 hours give rise to new individuals also surrounded by an areola, similarly able to avoid engulfing, and usually occurring in ..."

4. The Loyalists of America and Their Times: From 1620 to 1816 by Egerton Ryerson (1880)
"... the ocean breaks, and settles with engulfing floods over the floating deck, and beats with deadening, shivering weight against the staggering vessel. ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"Most often it finally appeared to be a huge soft pillow or even formless feather bed, but without color or other qualities save that of engulfing and ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"This nightmare always took the form of a great wave of some- tiling gradually rolling towards me and finally engulfing and oppressing me to a painful extent ..."

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