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
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Related Words for indwellerdweller, settler, colonist, inmate, occupant, citizen, incumbent, resident, denizen, renter, inhabitant, holder, tenant, local, native, lodger, lessee, aborigine, boarder, neighbor
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verb -dwells, -dwelling or -dwelt
(tr) (of a spirit, principle, etc) to inhabit; suffuse
(intr) to dwell; exist
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