1. [syn: sweltering, sweltry]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Swelter \Swel"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sweltered; p. pr. &
vb. n. Sweltering.] [From Swelt, v. i.]
1. To be overcome and faint with heat; to be ready to perish
with heat. "Sweltered cattle." --Coleridge.
2. To welter; to soak. [Obs.] --Drayton.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: excessively hot and humid or marked by sweating and
faintness; "a sweltering room"; "sweltering athletes"
[syn: sweltering, sweltry]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
56 Moby Thesaurus words for "sweltering":
ardent, baking, blistering, boiling, broiling, burning,
burning hot, canicular, clammy, close, ebullient, feverish, fiery,
flushed, grilling, heated, hot, hot as fire, hot as hell, humid,
like a furnace, like an oven, melting, muggy, oppressive,
overheated, overwarm, parching, piping hot, red-hot, roasting,
scalding, scorching, searing, seething, simmering, sizzling,
sizzling hot, smoking hot, steaming, steamy, sticky, stifling,
stuffy, sudorific, suffocating, sultry, sweating, sweaty, sweltry,
toasting, torrid, tropical, wet, white-hot, wilting