Swelter
Swelter Swel"ter, v. t. 1. To oppress with heat. --Bentley. [1913 Webster]

2. To exude, like sweat. [R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • Swelter — is a rock music group, formed in 1989. They were generally associated with the city of Tacoma, Washington.Biography1989 1991Swelter was initally formed as a 4 piece band consisting of Micah Hembree (vocals), Chad Baker (bass guitar), Stuart… …   Wikipedia

  • swelter — [swel′tər] vi. [freq. of ME swelten, to die, swoon away, faint < OE sweltan, to die < IE base * swel , to burn > Gr heilē, sun s heat] to be or feel uncomfortably hot; sweat, feel weak, etc. from great heat vt. 1. to cause to swelter 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Swelter — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To welter; to soak. [Obs.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swelter — c.1400, frequentative of swelten be faint (especially with heat), late 14c., from O.E. sweltan to die, from P.Gmc. *swel (Cf. O.S. sweltan to die, O.N. svelta to put to death, starve, Goth. sviltan to die ), originally to burn slowly, hence to be …   Etymology dictionary

  • swelter — ► VERB ▪ be uncomfortably hot. ► NOUN ▪ an uncomfortably hot atmosphere. ORIGIN from dialect swelt «perish», from Germanic …   English terms dictionary

  • swelter — UK [ˈsweltə(r)] / US [ˈsweltər] verb [intransitive] Word forms swelter : present tense I/you/we/they swelter he/she/it swelters present participle sweltering past tense sweltered past participle sweltered to be affected in an uncomfortable way by …   English dictionary

  • swelter — I. verb (sweltered; sweltering) Etymology: Middle English sweltren, frequentative of swelten to die, be overcome by heat, from Old English sweltan to die; akin to Gothic swiltan to die Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to suffer, sweat, or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • swelter — [[t]swe̱ltə(r)[/t]] swelters, sweltering, sweltered VERB If you swelter, you are very uncomfortable because the weather is extremely hot. They sweltered in temperatures rising to a hundred degrees... Fred and Volodia sweltered at night in the… …   English dictionary

  • swelter — tvankumas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Tvyrantis karštas ir drėgnas oras. atitikmenys: angl. closeness; stuffiness; sultriness; swelter vok. Schwüle, f rus. духота, f …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • swelter — /swel teuhr/, v.i. 1. to suffer from oppressive heat. v.t. 2. to oppress with heat. 3. Archaic. to exude, as venom. n. 4. a sweltering condition. [1375 1425; late ME swelt(e)ren (v.), equiv. to swelt(en) to be overcome with heat (OE sweltan to… …   Universalium

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