sweltering

adjective

Definition of sweltering

  1. :  oppressively hot

swelteringly

adverb

Examples of sweltering in a sentence

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

1566

First Known Use of sweltering

1566


SWELTERING Defined for English Language Learners

sweltering

adjective

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

  1. :  oppressively hot



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