indwell
Date: 14th century intransitive verb to exist as an inner activating spirit, force, or principle transitive verb to exist within as an activating spirit, force, or principle • indweller noun

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indwell — index dwell (reside), occupy (take possession), reside Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • indwell — [in′dwel΄, in dwel′] vi., vt. indwelt, indwelling [ME indwellen: used by WYCLIFFE John to transl. L inhabitare] to dwell (in); reside (within): said of an animating spirit or essential element indweller n …   English World dictionary

  • indwell — indweller, n. /in dwel /, v., indwelt, indwelling. v.t. 1. to inhabit. 2. to possess (a person), as a moral principle or motivating force: compassion that indwells the heart. v.i. 3. to dwell (usually fol. by in). 4. to abide within, as a guiding …   Universalium

  • indwell — verb To exist within, especially as a spirit or driving force …   Wiktionary

  • indwell — in·dwell || ‚ɪn dwel v. reside, live, inhabit; dwell within the heart or mind …   English contemporary dictionary

  • indwell — verb (past and past participle indwelt) 1》 be permanently present or living in. 2》 [as adjective indwelling] Medicine (of a catheter, needle, etc.) fixed in a person s body for a long period of time. Derivatives indweller noun Origin ME: orig.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • indwell — in·dwell …   English syllables

  • indwell — in•dwell [[t]ɪnˈdwɛl[/t]] v. dwelt, dwell•ing 1) to exist in as a moral principle or motivating force 2) to abide within, as a guiding force, motivating principle, etc. (usu. fol. by in): a divine spirit indwelling in nature[/ex] • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • indwell — [c]/ɪnˈdwɛl/ (say in dwel) verb (indwelt, indwelling) –verb (t) 1. (of a spirit, etc.) to inhabit. –verb (i) 2. to dwell; exist. –indweller /ˈɪndwɛlə/ (say indweluh), noun …   Australian English dictionary

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