[ in-dwel ]
/ ɪnˈdwɛl /
verb (used with object), in·dwelt, in·dwell·ing.
to possess (a person), as a moral principle or motivating force: compassion that indwells the heart.
verb (used without object), in·dwelt, in·dwell·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.
Origin of indwell
Related formsin·dwell·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for indweller
/ (ɪnˈdwɛl) /
verb -dwells, -dwelling or -dwelt
(tr) (of a spirit, principle, etc) to inhabit; suffuse
(intr) to dwell; exist
Derived Formsindweller, noun
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