Definition of engulfment in US English:



  • See engulf

    • ‘Children who did well understood that they were not responsible for their parents and were able to avoid engulfment in their illness.’
    • ‘This new view could have medical importance if physicians learn how to prevent the rapid engulfment of seemingly dying cells.’
    • ‘These animals possess effective defense systems against microbes and parasites which involve engulfment of bacteria into specific cells.’
    • ‘His responses to open-ended questions revealed an overall perception of engulfment by the condition.’
    • ‘It sounds like your underlying fears of rejection and engulfment are controlling your life and not letting you share love.’