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(past & past part. whelmed; pres. part. whelming)
Overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli.  Synonyms: overcome, overpower, overtake, overwhelm, sweep over.

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"Whelm" Quotes from Famous Books

... father careth for— That men should live hearted throughout with thee— Because the simple, only life thou art, Of the very truth of living, the pure heart. For this, deep waters whelm the fruitful lea, Wars ravage, famine wastes, plague withers, nor Shall cease till men ...
— A Book of Strife in the Form of The Diary of an Old Soul • George MacDonald

... a scattering of shots, and Brian spurred forward. The road wound a hundred yards below, and Cathbarr had already fallen on the vanguard. The Scots were riding forward to whelm him when Brian's men drove down with a wild yell and smote the length of ...
— Nuala O'Malley • H. Bedford-Jones

Words linked to "Whelm" :   arouse, benight, provoke, kill, overtake, knock out, clutch, overcome, lock, seize, elicit, raise, kindle, stagger, fire, devastate, overpower, get hold of, evoke, overwhelm, enkindle

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