swelt

verb \ˈswelt\

Definition of swelt

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 dialectal a :  die perish b :  faint swoon

  3. 2 dialectal :  to become oppressed by heat :  swelter suffocate

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 dialectal :  to cause to die

  6. 2 dialectal :  to overpower with or as if with heat :  broil scorch

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Origin and Etymology of swelt

Middle English swelten


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