Definitions

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  • v. To die.
  • v. To cause to die; kill; slay.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To die.
  • To cause to die; slay.

Etymologies

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From Middle English forswelten, from Old English forsweltan ("to die, disappear"), equivalent to for- +‎ swelt.

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