verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for engulfment
The first effect is instantaneous, then the engulfment becomes more gradual.A Tenderfoot Bride|Clarice E. Richards
The central portions of the dome have since been removed by engulfment, or denudation, or by both these causes.Principles of Geology|Charles Lyell
This cess-pool offered its engulfment to the city and the universe.
This engulfment is the sepulchre which assumes a tide, and which mounts from the depths of the earth towards a living man.
Beyond, the opaqueness was massive; to penetrate thither seemed horrible, an entrance into it appeared like an engulfment.