verb (past and past participle indwelt)
1 [with object] Be permanently present in (someone’s soul or mind); possess spiritually: the Holy Spirit descended to indwell the believers
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- How can I be indwelt by the Holy Spirit and yet be possessed by demons?
- Anyone can utter the words, of course, but unless the Holy Spirit indwells a person they cannot say such things as a sincere expression of true worship.
- He is dead to sin, dead to self, dead to the world, dead to the law; and he is alive in Christ, identified with Christ, indwelt by Christ.
2 (as adjective indwelling) Medicine (Of a catheter, needle, etc.) fixed in a person’s body for a long period of time.
- She also had a seizure disorder and multiple infections of an indwelling catheter through which she was receiving total parenteral nutrition.
- Patients receive heparin in many ways, including heparin line flushes, subcutaneous heparin, and heparin-coated indwelling catheters.
- Perhaps the nurse is struggling to insert an indwelling catheter in a patient who is about to undergo a total hip replacement.
- Example sentences
- Vastu architecture transmutes the individual rhythm of the indweller to the rhythm of the Universal Being.
- Thus, He is the indweller in all beings, material and energy.
- As a rule, the indwellers in nature are autonomous and disinterested in man.
Late Middle English: originally translating Latin inhabitare.
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