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 Dictionary entry overview: What does swelter mean? 

SWELTER (verb)
  The verb SWELTER has 2 senses:

1. be uncomfortably hot
2. suffer from intense heat

  Familiarity information: SWELTER used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SWELTER (verb)

Sense 1swelter [BACK TO TOP]


Be uncomfortably hot

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Hypernyms (to "swelter" is one way to...):

suffer (feel unwell or uncomfortable)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Sense 2swelter [BACK TO TOP]


Suffer from intense heat

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Context example:

we were sweltering at the beach

Hypernyms (to "swelter" is one way to...):

perspire; sudate; sweat (excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

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