swelteringly

sweltering

[swel-ter-ing]
adjective
1.
suffering oppressive heat.
2.
characterized by oppressive heat; sultry.

Origin:
1565–75; swelter + -ing2

swelteringly, adverb
unsweltering, adjective
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sweltering (ˈswɛltərɪŋ)
 
adj
oppressively hot and humid: a sweltering day
 
'swelteringly
 
adv

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swelter
c.1403, frequentative of swelten "be faint (especially with heat)," c.1386, from O.E. sweltan "to die," from P.Gmc. *swel- (cf. O.S. sweltan "to die," O.N. svelta "to put to death, starve," Goth. sviltan "to die"), originally "to burn slowly," hence "to be overcome with heat or fever;" also the source
of O.E. swelan "to burn," from PIE base *swel- "to shine, burn" (see Selene). For specialization of words meaning "to die," cf. starve.
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