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indwell

[ in-dwel ]
/ 瑟n藞dw蓻l /
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verb (used with object), in路dwelt, in路dwell路ing.
to inhabit.
to possess (a person), as a moral principle or motivating force: compassion that indwells the heart.
verb (used without object), in路dwelt, in路dwell路ing.
to dwell (usually followed by in).
to abide within, as a guiding force, motivating principle, etc. (usually followed by in): a divine spirit indwelling in nature and the universe.
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Origin of indwell

First recorded in 1350鈥1400, indwell is from the Middle English word indwellen.See in-1, dwell

OTHER WORDS FROM indwell

indweller, noun
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How to use indwell in a sentence

  • Why should not a form of conscious life so interact with what would otherwise be dead matter as to 'indwell' it?

    Theodicy|G. W. Leibniz

British Dictionary definitions for indwell

indwell
/ (瑟n藞dw蓻l) /

verb -dwells, -dwelling or -dwelt
(tr) (of a spirit, principle, etc) to inhabit; suffuse
(intr) to dwell; exist

Derived forms of indwell

indweller, noun
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