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seethe

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verb \ˈsēth\

Definition of seethe

seethed

;

seething

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  boil, stew

  3. 2 :  to soak or saturate in a liquid

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 archaic :  boil

  6. 2a :  to be in a state of rapid agitated movementb :  to churn or foam as if boiling

  7. 3 :  to suffer violent internal excitement seethe with jealousy

Examples of seethe in a Sentence

  1. He seethed at his brother's success.

  2. We found ourselves in the middle of a seething crowd.

Origin and Etymology of seethe

Middle English sethen, from Old English sēothan; akin to Old High German siodan to seethe and probably to Old Lithuanian siausti (it) storms, rages


First Known Use: before 12th century


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seethe

noun

Definition of seethe

  1. :  a state of seething :  ebullition

1816

First Known Use of seethe

1816



SEETHE Defined for English Language Learners

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seethe

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verb \ˈsēth\

Definition of seethe for English Language Learners

  • : to feel or show strong emotion (such as anger) even though you try to control it

  • : to be in a state of constant activity


SEETHE Defined for Kids

seethe

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verb \ˈsēth\

Definition of seethe for Students

seethed

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seething

  1. 1 :  to feel or show great excitement or emotion (as anger) The unjust criticism caused me to seethe.

  2. 2 :  to move constantly and without order Flies seethed around garbage.



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