in·​dwell in-ˈdwel How to pronounce indwell (audio)
indwelled; indwelling; indwells

intransitive verb

: to exist as an inner activating spirit, force, or principle

transitive verb

: to exist within as an activating spirit, force, or principle
indweller noun

Examples of indwell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The indwelling splendor of Olivia Parker’s images proclaims their mirror affinity. Mark Feeney,, 18 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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The first known use of indwell was in the 14th century

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“Indwell.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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