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engulf in (something)

To overwhelm and consume someone or something. The house was totally engulfed in flames by the time firefighters got there.
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engulf someone or something in something

[for the fog, a flood, or waves] to swallow up someone or something. The fog engulfed the small town in heavy mist. The waves engulfed the small boat in thousands of gallons of water.
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A systems approach was used to incorporate all of the factors that might lead to an engulfment into a solution.
Images of engulfment include both Yvette's head-in-the-lion's-mouth comment and John's imprisonment in his dream.
The overriding preoccupation of this stage, and in many ways for the remainder of life, is struggling to find balance between the desires for intimacy and independence, to achieve intimacy without engulfment and independence without alienation.
Effect of colchicine was evaluated by performing delayed type hypersensitivity, macrophage engulfment assay, detection of nitric oxide (NO) productionand cyclophosphamide induced neutropenia assay.
The results obtained from this study have revealed that the administration of phyllanthin in mice has significantly inhibited the engulfment of E.
Among the topics are an evaluation of the effects of bleach products and fabric softener on properties of a common flame-resistant cotton-nylon fabric, an advanced layering system and design for increasing the thermal protection of wildland fire shelters, the high-intensity thermal testing of protective fabrics with a carbon dioxide laser, the development and validation of an alternative chemical permeation test cell, and round-robin testing of European-weight firefighting clothing with fire engulfment instrumented mannequins.
The authors note that this accumulated undigested lysosomal material disrupts the macrophages' ability to recycle, and it also impairs their migration to, and thus engulfment of, dying cells.
Engulfment of cells undergoing apoptotic programmed cell death (PCD) by macrophage is initiated by the presentation of membrane signals to phagocytes that allows recognition of dying compartments.
The chapter identifies the turn toward the apocalyptic genre, beginning with a discussion of Enoch Powell's infamous "Rivers of Blood" speech of 1968, using Powell's rhetoric against (black and brown) immigrants from the Commonwealth as a lens through which to read how "panics of engulfment and disintegration" (171) are represented in speculative fiction and film, with an emphasis on Danny Boyle's 2002 zombie apocalypse film 28 Days Later.
The bearish engulfment on Friday may provide the foundation for prices to trade towards the 1.
Thus the Sunni Middle East risks engulfment by four concurrent sources: Shiite-governed Iran and its legacy of Persian imperialism; ideologically and religiously radical movements striving to overthrow prevalent political structures; conflicts within each state between ethnic and religious groups arbitrarily assembled after World War I into (now collapsing) states; and domestic pressures stemming from detrimental political, social and economic domestic policies.
Early warning system--An early warning system that continuously monitors for engulfment hazards upstream must be provided.
Some genetic evidence now links three big groups to a single ancestral engulfment of chlorophyll c, Simpson says.
They are engulfment, or the fear of being taken over by others, implosion and petrification.