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Definition of "whelm" []

  • To cover with water; submerge. (verb-transitive)
  • To overwhelm. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "whelm" in a sentence
  • "But the didlates of calm reafon have been, ovei'whelm'ed by that torrent of ambition, which has boi; ne down the facred barriers of the conflitution, by taking, ad - vantage of the calamity of our gracidus fove -"
  • "“Hence am I borne against the rocks; hence 'whelm'd"
  • "Good to have a battle on our hands - and, as Shakespeare said - the truth will out tho all the world or 'whelm it."