swelt

verb

ˈswelt
-ed/-ing/-s

intransitive verb

1
dialectal
a
: die, perish
b
2
dialectal : to become oppressed by heat : swelter, suffocate

transitive verb

1
dialectal : to cause to die
2
dialectal : to overpower with or as if with heat : broil, scorch

Word History

Etymology

Middle English swelten

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“Swelt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swelt. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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