Dol"drums, n. pl. [Cf. Gael. doltrum grief, vexation?]
A part of the ocean near the equator, abounding in calms, squalls, and light, baffling winds, which sometimes prevent all progress for weeks; -- so called by sailors.
To be in the doldrums, to be in a state of listlessness ennui, or tedium.
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