Welk meaning

Milton.

The church, that before by insensible degrees welked and impaired, now with large steps went down hill decaying.

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(dialectal) To soak, steep.
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(dialectal) To thrash, beat severely.
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Alternative form of whelk.
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Origin of welk

  • Probably from a continental Germanic language; compare Dutch welken, German welken.
    From Wiktionary