Sweltered
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.] --Drayton. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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 — 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

  • Sweltering — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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

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