Indwell In"dwell`, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Indwelt}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Indwelling}.] To dwell in; to abide within; to remain in possession. [1913 Webster]

The Holy Ghost became a dove, not as a symbol, but as a constantly indwelt form. --Milman. [1913 Webster]

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  • Indwelling — In dwell ing, n. Residence within, as in the heart. [1913 Webster] The personal indwelling of the Spirit in believers. South. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indwelling — index ingrained Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • indwelling — (n.) act of residing, late 14c. (WyclifáпїЅпїЅs translation of L. inhabitatio), prp. of obsolete indwell, from IN (Cf. in) + DWELL (Cf. dwell). He also used indweller for L. inhabitans …   Etymology dictionary

  • indwelling — adjective existing or residing as an inner activating spirit or force or principle an indwelling divinity an indwelling goodness • Similar to: ↑inward …   Useful english dictionary

  • indwelling — adjective Date: 1646 1. being an inner activating or guiding force 2. left within a bodily organ or passage especially to promote drainage used of an implanted tube (as a catheter) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • indwelling — in·dwell·ing (ĭnʹdwĕl ĭng) adj. 1. Dwelling or residing within. 2. Placed or implanted within the body, as a catheter or electrode. n. An inner presence, as of a spirit or power. * * * …   Universalium

  • indwelling — 1. noun A dwelling within, especially lodgement or habitation in the mind or soul. 2. adjective a) implanted within the body b) ex …   Wiktionary

  • indwelling — in·dwell·ing in .dwel iŋ adj left within a bodily organ or passage to maintain drainage, prevent obstruction, or provide a route for administration of food or drugs used of an implanted tube (as a catheter) * * * in·dwell·ing (inґdwel ing)… …   Medical dictionary

  • indwelling — Synonyms and related words: accessible, at hand, attendant, available, congenital, constitutional, deep seated, esoteric, essential, essentiality, fundamentality, immanence, immanent, immediate, implanted, implicit, in view, inalienable, inbeing …   Moby Thesaurus

  • indwelling — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Forming an essential element, as arising from the basic structure of an individual: built in, congenital, connatural, constitutional, elemental, inborn, inbred, indigenous, ingrained, inherent, innate, intrinsic,… …   English dictionary for students

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