\ ˈswēl, especially before pause or consonant -ēəl\

Definition of sweal

intransitive verb

1 chiefly dialectal, of a candle : to melt away : gutter
2 chiefly dialectal : to waste away

transitive verb

chiefly dialectal : burn

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History and Etymology for sweal

Middle English swailen, sweilen, swelen, partly from Old English swelan (vi) to burn; partly from Old English swǣlan (vt) to cause to burn

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