See more synonyms for indwell on Thesaurus.com verb (used with object), in·dwelt, in·dwell·ing.
- to inhabit.
- 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
First recorded in 1350–1400, indwell
is from the Middle English
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for indwelt
They are actuated and indwelt by Vishnu, but they are not he.
The word “spirit” seems to refer to their human faculty, though of course as indwelt and possessed by the Divine Spirit.
British Dictionary definitions for indwelt
verb -dwells, -dwelling or -dweltDerived Formsindweller, noun
- (tr) (of a spirit, principle, etc) to inhabit; suffuse
- (intr) to dwell; exist
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