from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To suffer from oppressive heat.
- transitive v. To affect with oppressive heat.
- transitive v. Archaic To exude (venom, for example).
- n. A condition of oppressive heat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To suffer terribly from intense heat.
- v. To perspire greatly from heat.
- n. Intense heat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To be overcome and faint with heat; to be ready to perish with heat.
- intransitive v. To welter; to soak.
- transitive v. To oppress with heat.
- transitive v. To exude, like sweat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To faint with heat; be ready to perish with heat.
- To perspire freely; sweat.
- To oppress with heat.
- To cause to exude like sweat, by or as if by heat.
- [Sweltered venom is also explained as venom moistened with the animal's sweat.]
- To soak; steep.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. be uncomfortably hot
- v. suffer from intense heat
Middle English swelteren, frequentative of swelten, to faint from heat, from Old English sweltan, to perish.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Frequentative form of swelt, from Old English sweltan. (Wiktionary)