verb (used with object)
Related formsen·gulf·ment, noun
Examples from the Web for engulfing
This sad drama has been compounded by an engulfing fog of speculation, frequently reaching a tone of hysteria.The Baseless Rush to Blame the Pilots of Flight 370|Clive Irving|March 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A sprint from the alley to the east into the greenbelt and the engulfing woods.
Kremlin-approved media coverage of Moscow's subway bombings is engulfing the city in paranoia.
The culture of tabs and paps was as nothing compared to the engulfing negative zone it has become.
A famous painting represents him, with his little son and the castaway crew, huddling among the engulfing icebergs.The "Adventurers of England" on Hudson Bay|Agnes C. (Agnes Christina) Laut
And they met, like an engulfing wave, the bounding figures of the men in copper.
The fountains of the great deep boil forth; fire-fountains, enveloping, engulfing.The French Revolution|Thomas Carlyle
The two men gained the summit of the rock; the wide, waste, engulfing ocean was beneath.
The next moment the moss had swallowed the man, and the thick, peaty water hardly stirred over his engulfing.Prisoners of Conscience|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr