indwell

indwell

[in-dwel]
verb (used with object), indwelt, indwelling.
1.
to inhabit.
2.
to possess (a person), as a moral principle or motivating force: compassion that indwells the heart.
verb (used without object), indwelt, indwelling.
3.
to dwell (usually followed by in ).
4.
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. See in-1, dwell

indweller, noun
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indwell (ɪnˈdwɛl)
 
vb , -dwells, -dwelling, -dwelt
1.  (tr) (of a spirit, principle, etc) to inhabit; suffuse
2.  (intr) to dwell; exist
 
in'dweller
 
n

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