Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb engulf

2 senses of engulf

Sense 1
steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up -- (devote (oneself) fully to; "He immersed himself into his studies")
       => concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet -- (direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies")

Sense 2
engulf -- (flow over or cover completely; "The bright light engulfed him completely")
       => envelop, enfold, enwrap, wrap, enclose -- (enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering; "Fog enveloped the house")

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