swelt

Swelt

Swelt\, obs. imp. of Swell.
Webster's Revised

Swelt

Swelt\, v. i. [OE. swelten to die, to swoon or faint, AS. sweltan to die; akin to OD. swelten to hunger, to fail, OS. sweltan to die, Icel. svelta to die, to hunger, Sw. sv["a]lta to hunger, Dan. sulte, Goth. sviltan to die. Cf. Swelter, Sweltry.]

1. To die; to perish. [Obs.]

2. To faint; to swoon. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Night she swelt for passing joy. --Spenser.

Swelt

Swelt\, v. t. To overpower, as with heat; to cause to faint; to swelter. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Bp. Hall.
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