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sweltering

[ swel-ter-ing ]
/ ˈswɛl tər ɪŋ /
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adjective
suffering oppressive heat.
characterized by oppressive heat; sultry.
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Origin of sweltering

First recorded in 1565–75; swelter + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM sweltering

swel·ter·ing·ly, adverbun·swel·ter·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sweltering

sweltering
/ (ˈswɛltərɪŋ) /

adjective
oppressively hot and humida sweltering day

Derived forms of sweltering

swelteringly, adverb
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