sweltry

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj sweltry excessively hot and humid or marked by sweating and faintness "a sweltering room","sweltering athletes"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Sweltry Suffocating with heat; oppressively hot; sultry.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sweltry Suffocating with heat; sweltering; oppressive with heat; sultry.
    • sweltry Oppressed with heat; sweltering.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Sweltry sultry, oppressive with heat
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Swelter Swelt (v. i.), and cf. Sultry
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sweltan, to die; Ice. svelta, to hunger.