v. be oppressed by heat; suffer terribly from intense heat
I am going to buy an air conditioning unit for my apartment as I do not intend to swelter through another hot and humid summer.
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In rapid succession we passed through the fringe of fashionable London, hotel London, theatrical London, literary London, commercial London, and, finally, maritime London, till we came to a riverside city of a hundred thousand souls, where the tenement houses swelter and reek with the outcasts of Europe.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Calvert did not like barbecue food and declared that the smells remained in the house for days, so her guests always sweltered on a flat unshaded spot a quarter of a mile from the house.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context