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Synonyms for engulf

Synonyms for engulf

to affect deeply or completely, as with emotion

Synonyms for engulf

flow over or cover completely

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The chances of surviving a grain bin engulfment are greatly increased if a rescue tube is available to fire departments nearby.
Jouissance, according to Lacan, refers to the engulfment of the subject by the body: it is "the sense in which the body experiences itself" (in Braunstein 2003: 103).
It goes without saying that to a large extent, if not entirely, this engulfment of present and past, presence and biography, takes place in the minds and the perception of spectators, though at the same time it is an effect provoked by the staged act and its particular context.
3] in the diet increased the total number of rumen ciliate protozoa and it is now well established that rumen protozoa have a pH stabilizing effect in the rumen due to engulfment of excess starch from the rumen and storage as amylopectin.
Total engulfment of the better-differentiated component by the undifferentiated one might offer a reasonable possible explanation.
Sandra's mesmerized engulfment by the maternally-charged art-object recalls the moments in which Madeleine Elster, seated, stares fixatedly at the portrait of Carlotta Valdes, a hypnotic surrender to the image of the female ancestor, heightened and mirrored by Scotty's observation of Madeleine looking at the portrait, and, later, after it appears that she is dead, his continued vigil at the scene of Carlotta's portrait, now being stared at by another woman.
The situation in the "aberrant" Pinaceae is quite diverse and involves engulfment of pollen landing outside the micropyle.
Of course Arnold scholars were already aware of Arnold's interest in these German writers, but Edgecombe's specific focus on Empedocles's desire to reconcile his human will with necessity and the description of his suicide "less as a plummeting than as an engulfment by rising vapours" (p.
Thus, instead of simply eulogizing these losses, Faulkner preserves the silent violence of this process in "Delta Autumn" by valorizing the complexity and confusion of the rural/urban conflict in the South particular to these fading rural lives at this moment of their engulfment.
Jarrell's personae are always involved with efforts to escape engulfment, implosion, and petrification, by demanding that they somehow be miraculously changed by life and art into people whose ontologies are psychically secure.
Backboards and blackboards: College athletes and role engulfment.
In addition, platelets are characterized by an enormous surface area and open canalicular system, which in concert with specialized recognition receptors may contribute to the engulfment of serum components, antigens, and pathogens.
In order to improve the dispersion of micro-size particles, the solidification rate must be high enough to promote engulfment of the particles or refine the dendritic microstructure.
Conscious of the inevitable economic and political repercussions of secession the NCP wished to secure its hold on the Sudanese heartland through an alliance by engulfment with the two sectarian mass parties or at least one.