• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Ingulf To swallow up or overwhelm in, or as in, a gulf; to cast into a gulf. See Engulf. "A river large . . . Passed underneath ingulfed ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ingulf See engulf.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Ingulf to swallow up wholly, as in a gulf: to cast into a gulf: to overwhelm
    • Ingulf . See Engulf.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Engulf


In literature:

The sea is like a sea of death, ready to ingulf and never to reveal: a visible shadow of oblivion.
"Phantastes" by George MacDonald
I saw him go bouncing like an ear of corn to be shelled, and the dance ingulfed him.
"The Virginian" by Owen Wister
The mole and all who were on it, the boats and barges moored to its sides, all of them filled with people, were in a moment ingulfed.
"The San Francisco Calamity" by Various
It soon transpired that Mr. James Little had died hopelessly insolvent, and the L1900 would really have been ingulfed.
"Put Yourself in His Place" by Charles Reade
Towards the close of the nineteenth century the city of San Francisco was totally ingulfed by an earthquake.
"Legends and Tales" by Bret Harte
White-crested billows came roaring and tumbling in, seeming as if ready to ingulf us.
"Scenes in the Hawaiian Islands and California" by Mary Evarts Anderson
At last Pittonaccio seized it, and, uttering a horrible blasphemy, ingulfed himself in the earth.
"A Winter Amid the Ice" by Jules Verne
A flash of fire, a thunder-peal, and ingulfment had been the events of a moment.
"Harper's Young People, September 7, 1880" by Various
There was an irresistible power dragging them down and ingulfing them alive.
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne
This was the whirlpool which should uproot the fairest tree and swing it to final ingulfing!
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 86, December, 1864" by Various
Was she strong enough to stem the tide of worldliness that would ingulf them?
"Cloudy Jewel" by Grace Livingston Hill
Will it ingulf us in its insatiable maw, as the whale did Jonah?
"Voyage of the Paper Canoe" by Nathaniel H. Bishop
It seemed to them mountain-high, and ready to ingulf the entire land.
"Rodman the Keeper" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
It is wiser to flee and leave hoarded treasure to be ingulfed.
"Phases of an Inferior Planet" by Ellen Glasgow
The Gapo threatened to ingulf them.
"Afloat in the Forest" by Mayne Reid
The ploughshare of ruin will be driven onward, until this fair world is all ingulfed, and no trace of organic life remains.
"The Religion of Geology and Its Connected Sciences" by Edward Hitchcock
God grant that I may be mistaken; but I fear that Alsace and Lorraine are for the time ingulfed in Germany.
"The Plébiscite" by Émile Erckmann
I pray before you ingulfe your self in the progresse, leave them for me, and such other of my papers as you will lend me till you return.
"Letters to Severall Persons of Honour" by John Donne
She met the billow; her bow rose upon it; she passed over without being ingulfed by it.
"Brave Old Salt" by Oliver Optic
Instantly the room was ingulfed in darkness.
"The Forged Note" by Oscar Micheaux