Definition of Engulfment

1. n. A swallowing up as if in a gulf.



Definition of Engulfment

1. Noun. The act of engulfing ¹

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Definition of Engulfment

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Engulfment

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

Literary usage of Engulfment

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Worker Deaths in Confined Spaces: A Summary of Surveillance Findings and edited by Thomas R. Bender (1996)
"As noted, mechanical asphyxiation by engulfment in loose materials claimed 227 lives ... There were 25 deaths from engulfment in sand, and 22 deaths from ..."

2. Bacteriology: General, Pathological and Intestinal by Arthur Isaac Kendall (1921)
"engulfment.—The earlier view associated the protrusion of pseudo- podia and the ... The engulfment of living or inert bacteria or other minute bodies is, ..."

3. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1899)
"The caves may be classed as caves of engulfment and caves of ... Caves of engulfment are usually low and soon terminate, either in a pool or the side of a ..."

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