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to affect deeply or completely, as with emotion

Synonyms for engulf

flow over or cover completely

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Blackness engulfed them on every side, and in breathless silence they waited for the fall to end and crush them against jagged rocks or for the earth to close in on them again and bury them forever in its dreadful depths.
For an instant the Dyaks attempted to hold their own, but in the face of the snarling, rending horde that engulfed them terror got the better of them all, so that those who were not overcome dived overboard and swam rapidly toward shore.
It seemed that, at the moment that the enormous narwhal had come to take breath at the surface of the water, the air was engulfed in its lungs, like the steam in the vast cylinders of a machine of two thousand horse-power.
He felt his head emerge; his eyes were blinded by the sunlight; his chest expanded convulsively, and with a supreme and crowning agony his lungs engulfed a great draught of air, which instantly he expelled in a shriek!
They are like cells in the body, essential, but, so long as they remain healthy, engulfed in the momentous whole.
Shrieks, imprecations, human life, dead bodies - all were engulfed in one terrific crash.
But he persuaded her into a broken statement, beautiful to him, charged with extreme excitement as she spoke of the dark red fire, and the smoke twined round it, making him feel that he had stepped over the threshold into the faintly lit vastness of another mind, stirring with shapes, so large, so dim, unveiling themselves only in flashes, and moving away again into the darkness, engulfed by it.
He tried to tell me of some things she had asked him to do should she not get over this, but what they were I know not, for they engulfed him at the first step.
His father, Than Kosis, Jeddak of Zodanga, has made her voluntary marriage to his son the price of peace between our countries, but Tardos Mors will not accede to the demands and has sent word that he and his people would rather look upon the dead face of their princess than see her wed to any than her own choice, and that personally he would prefer being engulfed in the ashes of a lost and burning Helium to joining the metal of his house with that of Than Kosis.
The butane then exploded and started a chain reaction of other explosions throughout the refinery as the flames started to engulf the fuel pipes.
According to reports, dense fog engulf different cities including Lahore, Gujranwala, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Bahawalpur and other areas of Punjab.
The fictional company portrayed in the movie was aptly called Engulf and Devour, with its hegemonic slogan, 'we put our fingers in everything.'
Police officers watch as flames engulf the historic five-storey Bank Buildings in Belfast city centre
Thick fog will continue to engulf the capital and surrounding areas until Thursday morning, an official from the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) said.