[ welmd, hwelmd ]

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of whelm.

Origin of whelmed

whelm + -ed1 for the past tense; whelm + -ed2 for the past participle

Words Nearby whelmed

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How to use whelmed in a sentence

  • But such amazement as came to her was whelmed fathoms-deep in her sudden fears for Marius.

    St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
  • A glorious lustre broke through the mist that whelmed her eyes, and a faint color sprung to her pallid cheek.

  • The Chamberlain still leaned wearily against the door jamb, mentally whelmed by dejection, bodily weak as water.

    Doom Castle | Neil Munro
  • His desire whelmed him like a wave; it filled his soul like a perfume, and against his will it rose to his lips in words.

    A Mere Accident | George Moore
  • One only is wanting, whom our eyes saw whelmed amid the waves; all else is answerable to thy mother's words.'