- Be uncomfortably hot: Barney sweltered in his doorman’s uniformMore example sentences
- On the downside it's 300 km from the sea, freezing in the winter, sweltering in the summer.
- We were rained on hard enough to look for a second ark, we drove through three snowstorms in the mountains, we froze in a harsh Kansas wind, and we sweltered in southern Texas heat.
- I got to the top about 15 minutes before them but then I made a big mistake and took my hat off because I was sweltering.
noun[in singular] Back to top
- An uncomfortably hot atmosphere: the swelter of the afternoon had cooledMore example sentences
- Now most of the crew will fight for their ship in a swelter of smoke and foul air.
- School children are sweating it out with soaring summer temperatures and record levels of humidity leaving the region in a swelter.
- There is a level of desperation provided in the performances, and the monochrome image sells the desert swelter very well.
Middle English: from the base of dialect swelt 'perish', of Germanic origin.
More definitions of swelterDefinition of swelter in:
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