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1. engulf

verb. ['ɪnˈgʌlf'] devote (oneself) fully to.

Synonyms

  • focus
  • rivet
  • center
  • immerse
  • steep
  • engross
  • absorb
  • plunge
  • centre
  • soak up
  • drink in
  • concentrate
  • drink

Antonyms

  • blur
  • unclearness
  • obscurity
  • soften

Etymology

  • en- (English)
  • en- (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gulf (English)
  • golfe (French)

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Words that Rhyme with Engulf

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How do you pronounce engulf?

Pronounce engulf as ɪnˈgəlf.

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Example sentences of the word engulf


1. Verb, base form
Sit next to the bathtub or on the toilet and allow the steam to engulf you.

2. Adjective
The macrophages, a form of monocyte, actually engulf bacteria and destroy them with various chemicals and enzymes.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
They look for nutrients and surround them; then, they engulf the food and form a food vacuole.

Quotes containing the word engulf


1. There is no tomorrow and there was no yesterday; if you truly want to accomplish your goals you must engulf yourself in today.
- Noel DeJesus

2. engulf

verb. ['ɪnˈgʌlf'] flow over or cover completely.

Synonyms

  • enclose
  • envelop
  • enwrap
  • wrap

Antonyms

  • softness
  • unfasten
  • infield
  • peripheral

Etymology

  • en- (English)
  • en- (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gulf (English)
  • golfe (French)
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