- to inhabit.
- to possess (a person), as a moral principle or motivating force: compassion that indwells the heart.
- 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.
Origin of indwell
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Related Words for indwelllocate, occupy, reside, populate, possess, perch, squat, crash, people, park, abide, stay, live, settle, lodge, dwell, tenant, roost, indwell
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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
- (tr) (of a spirit, principle, etc) to inhabit; suffuse
- (intr) to dwell; exist
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