1. (of weather) hot and humid; oppressively sticky
    The day was sweltering, so Lauren put on the shortest pair of shorts she could find and went to get ice-cream with her friend Rob.
  1. present participle of swelter#English|swelter


sweltering (plural swelterings)

  1. The situation of being or feeling hot and humid.
    • It is truly a long way from Augustine's ultra-violet perspicacity to our swelterings in the intolerably sapping infra-red, but we are constantly plunging into deeper and deeper black and may rest our eyes in peace sometime.

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