Definition of Swelter

1. Verb. Be uncomfortably hot.

Generic synonyms: Suffer



2. Verb. Suffer from intense heat. "We were sweltering at the beach"
Generic synonyms: Perspire, Sudate, Sweat

Definition of Swelter

1. v. i. To be overcome and faint with heat; to be ready to perish with heat.

2. v. t. To oppress with heat.

Definition of Swelter

1. Verb. (intransitive) To suffer terribly from intense heat. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To perspire greatly from heat. ¹

3. Noun. Intense heat. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Swelter

1. to suffer from oppressive heat [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swelter

swellhead
swellheaded
swellheadedness
swellheads
swelling
swelling soil
swellingly
swellings
swellish
swells
swelltoad
swelltoads
swelp
swelt
swelted
swelter (current term)
sweltered
sweltering
swelteringly
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swelting
sweltrier
sweltriest
sweltry
swelts
swept
swept path
swept paths
sweptback

Literary usage of Swelter

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1. A Compendium of Molesworth's Marathi and English Dictionary by James Thomas Molesworth, Baba Padmanji (1863)
"2 To be hot — weather ; to feel close and confined — a room or place ; to swelter. 3"$?^T a. Squat, cowering, sitting close. ..."

2. Hard Times and what to Learn from Them: A Plain Talk with the Working People by Robert Ellis Thompson (1877)
"... who hardly do of work, while those who sweat and swelter gc It is not right that men who are willing to we dependent upon others for leave to work. ..."

3. Stoddart's Encyclopaedia Americana: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and by American supplement, Encyclopaedia britannica (1886)
"Or, on a sultry day, Russians may swelter under the fur costume suited for their own wintry climate. companies that the privileges of the landing-depot ..."

4. Report and Transactions (1875)
"Walker—" swelter. To be pained with heat. To parch or dry up with heat. ... swelter " is used about Torquay. Honoring—" swelter. Extreme perspiration. ..."

5. A Compendium of Molesworth's Marathi and English Dictionary by James Thomas Molesworth, Baba Padmanji (1863)
"2 To be hot — weather ; to feel close and confined — a room or place ; to swelter. 3"$?^T a. Squat, cowering, sitting close. ..."

6. Hard Times and what to Learn from Them: A Plain Talk with the Working People by Robert Ellis Thompson (1877)
"... who hardly do of work, while those who sweat and swelter gc It is not right that men who are willing to we dependent upon others for leave to work. ..."

7. Stoddart's Encyclopaedia Americana: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and by American supplement, Encyclopaedia britannica (1886)
"Or, on a sultry day, Russians may swelter under the fur costume suited for their own wintry climate. companies that the privileges of the landing-depot ..."

8. Report and Transactions (1875)
"Walker—" swelter. To be pained with heat. To parch or dry up with heat. ... swelter " is used about Torquay. Honoring—" swelter. Extreme perspiration. ..."

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