sweltering
adjective Date: 1566 oppressively hot <
sweltering summer days
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swelteringly adverb

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  • sweltering — [adj] very hot airless, baking, broiling, burning, close, fiery, humid, oppressive, perspiring, scorching, sizzling, stewing, sticky, stifling, stuffy, sultry, sweaty, sweltry, torrid; concept 605 Ant. cold, cool, freezing …   New thesaurus

  • sweltering — [swel′trē] adj. sweltrier, sweltriest [swel′təriŋ] adj. 1. that swelters or suffers from the heat 2. very hot; sultry: Also sweltry [swel′trē] adj. sweltrier, sweltriest swelteringly adv …   English World dictionary

  • sweltering — swel|ter|ing [ sweltərıŋ ] adjective extremely hot in an unpleasant or uncomfortable way: sweltering heat a sweltering day …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sweltering — UK [ˈswelt(ə)rɪŋ] / US [ˈsweltərɪŋ] adjective extremely hot in an unpleasant or uncomfortable way sweltering heat a sweltering day …   English dictionary

  • sweltering — adjective excessively hot and humid or marked by sweating and faintness (Freq. 1) a sweltering room sweltering athletes • Syn: ↑sweltry • Similar to: ↑hot …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • sweltering — adjective hot and humid; oppressively sticky The day was sweltering, so Lauren put on the shortest pair of shorts she could find and went to get ice cream with her friend Rob …   Wiktionary

  • sweltering — adj. Sweltering is used with these nouns: ↑heat …   Collocations dictionary

  • sweltering — swel|ter|ing [ˈsweltərıŋ] adj extremely hot and uncomfortable ▪ sweltering August days …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sweltering — [[t]swe̱ltərɪŋ[/t]] ADJ If you describe the weather as sweltering, you mean that it is extremely hot and makes you feel uncomfortable …   English dictionary

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