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engulf

Saltos de línea: en¦gulf
Pronunciación: /ɪnˈɡʌlf
 
, ɛn-/

Definición de engulf en inglés:

verbo

[with object]
1(Of a natural force) sweep over (something) so as to surround or cover it completely: the cafe was engulfed in flames figurative Europe might be engulfed by war
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Are these a coincidence, or has an evil force engulfed the town?
  • Consider the unprecedented scenes of anarchy and chaos that engulfed Britain last Monday night.
  • However, the country was soon engulfed in a bloody civil war in which one million people lost their lives out of a population of 14 million.
2Powerfully affect (someone); overwhelm: a feeling of anguish so great that it threatened to engulf him
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • A deep, overwhelming wave of emotion engulfed me, and I felt tears well in my eyes.
  • Overwhelming relief and joy engulfed Jason upon seeing her and he took a step forward.
  • He recalled how just the sight of his daughter in the early years had brought his grief flooding to the surface where it had threatened to engulf him.

Origen

mid 16th century (formerly also as ingulf): from en-1, in-2 'in, on' + gulf.

Derivados

engulfment

1
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • Children who did well understood that they were not responsible for their parents and were able to avoid engulfment in their illness.
  • It sounds like your underlying fears of rejection and engulfment are controlling your life and not letting you share love.
  • These animals possess effective defense systems against microbes and parasites which involve engulfment of bacteria into specific cells.

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