Swelter Definition

swĕltər
sweltered, sweltering, swelters
verb
To be or feel uncomfortably hot; sweat, feel weak, etc. from great heat.
Webster's New World
To cause to swelter.
Webster's New World
To suffer from oppressive heat.
American Heritage
To exude (venom or poison)
Webster's New World
noun
The condition of sweltering.
Webster's New World
Oppressive heat.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Swelter

Noun

Singular:
swelter
Plural:
swelters

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

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