sweltering

adjective swel·ter·ing \ ˈswel-t(ə-)riŋ \
|Updated on: 6 Aug 2018

Definition of sweltering

: oppressively hot

swelteringly

adverb

Examples of sweltering in a Sentence

  1. the air conditioning was broken, and it was sweltering in the office

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First Known Use of sweltering

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SWELTERING Defined for English Language Learners

sweltering

Definition of sweltering for English Language Learners

  • : very hot


SWELTERING Defined for Kids

sweltering

adjective swel·ter·ing \ ˈswel-tər-iŋ \

Definition of sweltering for Students

: oppressively hot


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