transitive verb-·dwelt·, -·dwell·ing
to dwell (in); reside (within): said of an animating spirit or essential element
Origin of indwellMiddle English indwellen: used by John Wycliffe to translated, translation Classical Latin inhabitare
verbin·dwelt, in·dwell·ing, in·dwells
- To exist as an animating or divine inner spirit, force, or principle.
- To be located or implanted inside something.
To inhabit or reside within as such a spirit, force, or principle.
(third-person singular simple present indwells, present participle indwelling, simple past and past participle indwelled or indwelt)
- To exist within, especially as a spirit or driving force.
From in- + dwell.