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1welter

verb wel·ter \ˈwel-tər\
wel·teredwel·ter·ing \-t(ə-)riŋ\

Definition of WELTER

intransitive verb
1
a :  writhe, toss; also :  wallow
b :  to rise and fall or toss about in or with waves
2
:  to become deeply sunk, soaked, or involved
3
:  to be in turmoil

Origin of WELTER

Middle English; akin to Middle Dutch welteren to roll, Old High German walzan, Lithuanian volioti, Latin volvere — more at voluble
First Known Use: 14th century

2welter

noun

Definition of WELTER

1
:  a state of wild disorder :  turmoil
2
:  a chaotic mass or jumble <a bewildering welter of data>

First Known Use of WELTER

1596

3welter

noun

Definition of WELTER

First Known Use of WELTER

1900

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WELTERED Defined for Kids

welter

noun wel·ter \ˈwel-tər\

Definition of WELTER for Kids

:  a confused jumble <He had too much to think about and felt lost in the bewildering welter of his thoughts. — Linda Sue Park, A Single Shard>

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