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swel·ter

 (swĕl′tər)
v. swel·tered, swel·ter·ing, swel·ters
v.intr.
To suffer from oppressive heat.
v.tr.
Archaic To exude (venom, for example).
n.
A condition of oppressive heat.

[Middle English swelteren, frequentative of swelten, to faint from heat, from Old English sweltan, to perish.]
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swelter

(ˈswɛltə)
vb
1. (Physiology) (intr) to suffer under oppressive heat, esp to sweat and feel faint
2. (tr) archaic to exude (venom)
3. (tr) rare to cause to suffer under oppressive heat
n
4. a sweltering condition (esp in the phrase in a swelter)
5. oppressive humid heat
[C15 swelten, from Old English sweltan to die; related to Old Norse svelta to starve, Old High German swelzan to burn with passion; see sultry]
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swel•ter

(ˈswɛl tər)

v.i.
1. to suffer from oppressive heat.
v.t.
2. to oppress with heat.
3. Archaic. to exude, as venom.
n.
4. a sweltering condition.
[1375–1425; late Middle English swelt(e)ren (v.) =swelt(en) to be overcome with heat (Old English sweltan to die, c. Old High German swelzan, Old Norse svelta, Gothic swiltan) + -eren -er6]
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swelter


Past participle: sweltered
Gerund: sweltering

Imperative
swelter
swelter
Present
I swelter
you swelter
he/she/it swelters
we swelter
you swelter
they swelter
Preterite
I sweltered
you sweltered
he/she/it sweltered
we sweltered
you sweltered
they sweltered
Present Continuous
I am sweltering
you are sweltering
he/she/it is sweltering
we are sweltering
you are sweltering
they are sweltering
Present Perfect
I have sweltered
you have sweltered
he/she/it has sweltered
we have sweltered
you have sweltered
they have sweltered
Past Continuous
I was sweltering
you were sweltering
he/she/it was sweltering
we were sweltering
you were sweltering
they were sweltering
Past Perfect
I had sweltered
you had sweltered
he/she/it had sweltered
we had sweltered
you had sweltered
they had sweltered
Future
I will swelter
you will swelter
he/she/it will swelter
we will swelter
you will swelter
they will swelter
Future Perfect
I will have sweltered
you will have sweltered
he/she/it will have sweltered
we will have sweltered
you will have sweltered
they will have sweltered
Future Continuous
I will be sweltering
you will be sweltering
he/she/it will be sweltering
we will be sweltering
you will be sweltering
they will be sweltering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sweltering
you have been sweltering
he/she/it has been sweltering
we have been sweltering
you have been sweltering
they have been sweltering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sweltering
you will have been sweltering
he/she/it will have been sweltering
we will have been sweltering
you will have been sweltering
they will have been sweltering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sweltering
you had been sweltering
he/she/it had been sweltering
we had been sweltering
you had been sweltering
they had been sweltering
Conditional
I would swelter
you would swelter
he/she/it would swelter
we would swelter
you would swelter
they would swelter
Past Conditional
I would have sweltered
you would have sweltered
he/she/it would have sweltered
we would have sweltered
you would have sweltered
they would have sweltered
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.swelter - be uncomfortably hot
suffer - feel unwell or uncomfortable; "She is suffering from the hot weather"
2.swelter - suffer from intense heat; "we were sweltering at the beach"
perspire, sudate, sweat - excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin; "Exercise makes one sweat"
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swelter

verb
To feel or look hot:
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Translations
يَتَصَبَّب عَرَقا
pařit se
eltikkad
vera aî stikna
leipti
gurt no svelmes/karstuma
pariť sa
sıcaktan bunalmak

swelter

[ˈsweltəʳ] VIabrasarse, sofocarse de calor
we sweltered in 40°nos sofocábamos a una temperatura de 40 grados
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

swelter

[ˈswɛltər] viétouffer
They sweltered in temperatures rising to a hundred degrees → Ils étouffaient sous des températures atteignant trente-huit degrés.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

swelter

vi(vor Hitze) vergehen, verschmachten (inf)
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swelter

[ˈswɛltəʳ] visoffocare, morire di caldo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

swelter

(ˈsweltə) verb
(of a person etc) to be uncomfortably hot. I'm sweltering in this heat!
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From Malaita the Ariel steered west of north to Ongtong Java and to Tasman--great atolls that sweltered under the Line not quite awash in the vast waste of the West South Pacific.
'A reptile contemporary has recently sweltered forth his black venom in the vain and hopeless attempt of sullying the fair name of our distinguished and excellent representative, the Honourable Mr.
"Ye'n sweltered yoursen, I reckon, running that fool's race.
I sat practically paralyzed by this appalling news; and I swear that, even in that incredible temperature, it was a cold perspiration in which I sweltered from head to heel.
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