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