(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.

It quite engulfs all human thought.

Syn. — See Absorb.

(En*gulf"ment) n. A swallowing up as if in a gulf. [R.]

(En*gyn") Variant of Engine. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(En*ha"lo) v. t. To surround with a halo.

(En*hance") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enhanced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Enhancing ] [Norm. F. enhauncer, enhaucer, OF. enhaleier, enhaucier; pref. en- (L. in) + haucier to lift, raise up, from an assumed L. altiare, fr. L. altus high; cf. Pr. enansar, enanzar, to advance, exalt, and E. advance. See Altitude, and cf. Hawser.]

1. To raise or lift up; to exalt. [Obs.] Wyclif.

Who, naught aghast, his mighty hand enhanced.

2. To advance; to augment; to increase; to heighten; to make more costly or attractive; as, to enhance the price of commodities; to enhance beauty or kindness; hence, also, to render more heinous; to aggravate; as, to enhance crime.

The reputation of ferocity enhanced the value of their services, in making them feared as well as hated.

(En*hance"), v. i. To be raised up; to grow larger; as, a debt enhances rapidly by compound interest.

(En*hance"ment) n. The act of increasing, or state of being increased; augmentation; aggravation; as, the enhancement of value, price, enjoyments, crime.

(En*han"cer) n. One who enhances; one who, or that which, raises the amount, price, etc.

(En*har"bor) v. t. To find harbor or safety in; to dwell in or inhabit. W. Browne.

(En*hard"en) v. t. [Pref. en- + harden: cf. F. enhardir to embolden.] To harden; to embolden. [Obs.] Howell.

(En`har*mon"ic) Enharmonical
(En`har*mon"ic*al) a. [Gr. 'enarmoniko`s, 'enarmo`nios fitting, accordant; 'en in + "armoni`a harmony: cf. F. enharmonique.]

1. (Anc. Mus.) Of or pertaining to that one of the three kinds of musical scale (diatonic, chromatic, enharmonic) recognized by the ancient Greeks, which consisted of quarter tones and major thirds, and was regarded as the most accurate.

2. (Mus.) (a) Pertaining to a change of notes to the eye, while, as the same keys are used, the instrument can mark no difference to the ear, as the substitution of A&flat for G&sharp. (b) Pertaining to a scale of perfect intonation which recognizes all the notes and intervals that result from the exact tuning of diatonic scales and their transposition into other keys.

(En`har*mon"ic*al*ly) adv. In the enharmonic style or system; in just intonation.

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