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 for engulf
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ingulf \In*gulf"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ingulfed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Ingulfing.] [Cf. Engulf.] [Written also engulf.]
     To swallow up or overwhelm in, or as in, a gulf; to cast into
     a gulf. See Engulf.
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           A river large . . .
           Passed underneath ingulfed.              --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Engulf \En*gulf"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Engulfed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Engulfing.] [Pref. en- + gulf: cf. OF. engolfer. Cf.
     Ingulf.]
     To absorb or swallow up as in a gulf.
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           It quite engulfs all human thought.      --Young.
  
     Syn: See Absorb.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  engulf
      v 1: devote (oneself) fully to; "He immersed himself into his
           studies" [syn: steep, immerse, engulf, plunge,
           engross, absorb, soak up]
      2: flow over or cover completely; "The bright light engulfed him
         completely"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  61 Moby Thesaurus words for "engulf":
     baptize, be prodigal with, bury, cascade, cataract, deluge, devour,
     dip, douse, drink, drown, duck, dunk, eat, engorge, flood,
     flood the market, gobble, gulp, gulp down, imbibe, immerge,
     immerse, ingest, ingurgitate, inundate, merge, overbrim, overdose,
     overequip, overflow, overfurnish, overlavish, overprovender,
     overprovide, overprovision, overrun, oversell, overstock,
     oversupply, overwhelm, plunge in water, pour out, pour over,
     run over, sink, slop, slosh, souse, spill, spill out, spill over,
     submerge, submerse, swallow, swamp, sweep, swill, swill down,
     whelm, wolf down
  
  

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