verb (used with object), indwelt, indwelling.
to possess (a person), as a moral principle or motivating force
: compassion that indwells the heart.
verb (used without object), indwelt, indwelling.
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: 1350–1400; Middle English indwellen. Related forms