from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Oppressively hot and humid; sultry.
- adj. Suffering from oppressive heat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. hot and humid; oppressively sticky
- v. Present participle of swelter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sweltry; sultry; suffocating with heat.
- Ready to perish with heat; faint with heat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. excessively hot and humid or marked by sweating and faintness
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Then they sat though speeches and performances till 1pm in sweltering heat.
Answer: Try being fired at in sweltering temperatures in Afghanistan and see if that is fun.
Now I'm back in sweltering Tempe, decidedly enjoying the A/C and still giving into my new sudoku addiction.
(CNSNews. com) – People sweltering from a heat wave in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. might find cold comfort in the fact that the temperatures of the past few days are not the hottest on record.
Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of poor fishing people were still stuck in sweltering inland camps, patrolled by soldiers with machine guns and entirely dependent on relief agencies for food and water.
• Can you imagine getting on a bike in sweltering heat and competing for not minutes or even hours, as in other sports, but for hours and days through the most grueling of courses?
But stringing together seven straight wins, the number it takes for a Grand Slam title, on the rugged hardcourts in sweltering summer heat has made the gangly Kuerten look frail.
Dying in sweltering heat when there aren’t 120 mile an hour winds and flooding outside blocking rescuers is just stupid.
Inside of a month, the nation's football media will begin dramatizing the "sweltering" conditions in Berea, Ohio; De Pere, Wis.
Evelyn Blalock was concerned when she visited her mother-in-law in the "sweltering"