AskDefine | Define swelter

Dictionary Definition

swelter

Verb

1 be uncomfortably hot
2 suffer from intense heat; "we were sweltering at the beach"

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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

sweltan

Verb

  1. To suffer terribly from intense heat.
  2. To perspire greatly from heat.

Noun

  1. Intense heat.
    The summer swelter did not relent until late in September, most years.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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