Swelt (?), obs.

imp. of Swell.

 

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Swelt, v. i. [OE. swelten to die, to swoon or faint, AS. sweltan to die; akin to OD. swelten to hunger, to fail, OS. sweltan to die, Icel. svelta to die, to hunger, Sw. svalta to hunger, Dan. sulte, Goth. sviltan to die. Cf. Swelter, Sweltry.]

1.

To die; to perish.

[Obs.]

2.

To faint; to swoon.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

Night she swelt for passing joy. Spenser.

 

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Swelt, v. t.

To overpower, as with heat; to cause to faint; to swelter.

[Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

Bp. Hall.

 

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