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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 En·gulf v. t. [imp. & p. p. Engulfed p. pr. & vb. n. Engulfing.]  To absorb or swallow up as in a gulf.
    It quite engulfs all human thought.   --Young.
 Syn: -- See Absorb.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: rendered powerless especially by an excessive amount or
             profusion of something; "a desk flooded with
             applications"; "felt inundated with work"; "too much
             overcome to notice"; "a man engulfed by fear";
             "swamped by work" [syn: flooded, inundated, overcome,
              overpowered, overwhelmed, swamped]
      2: completely enclosed or swallowed up; "a house engulfed in
         flames"; "the fog-enveloped cliffs"; "a view swallowed by
         night" [syn: enveloped, swallowed]