in·​dwell | \ in-ˈdwel How to pronounce indwell (audio) , ˈin-ˌdwel \
indwelled; indwelling; indwells

Definition of indwell

intransitive verb

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

transitive verb

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

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Other Words from indwell

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,, "At the Peabody Essex, marvelousness made visible," 18 July 2019

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First Known Use of indwell

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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“Indwell.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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