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Meaning of SWELTER

Pronunciation:  'sweltur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  suffer from intense heat; "we were sweltering at the beach"
  2. [v]  be uncomfortably hot
 

SWELTER is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: perspire, sudate, suffer, sweat

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Swel"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sweltered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Sweltering}.] [From {Swelt}, v. i.]
    1. To be overcome and faint with heat; to be ready to perish
       with heat. ``Sweltered cattle.'' --Coleridge.
    
    2. To welter; to soak. [Obs.] --Drayton.
    
    
  2. \Swel"ter\, v. t.
    1. To oppress with heat. --Bentley.
    
    2. To exude, like sweat. [R.] --Shak.
    
    
 

 

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