Swelter meaning

swĕltər
To be or feel uncomfortably hot; sweat, feel weak, etc. from great heat.
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To suffer from oppressive heat.
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To exude (venom, for example).
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A condition of oppressive heat.
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To cause to swelter.
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To exude (venom or poison)
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The condition of sweltering.
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Oppressive heat.
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(intransitive) To suffer terribly from intense heat.

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(intransitive) To perspire greatly from heat.
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Intense heat.

The summer swelter did not relent until late in September, most years.

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Origin of swelter

  • Middle English swelteren frequentative of swelten to faint from heat from Old English sweltan to perish

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Frequentative form of swelt, from Old English sweltan.

    From Wiktionary