Whelm

Definition of Whelm

v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Whelmed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Whelming.]
1.To cover with water or other fluid; to cover by immersion in something that envelops on all sides; to overwhelm; to ingulf.
She is my prize, or ocean whelm them all!
- Shak.
The whelming billow and the faithless oar.
- Gay.
2.Fig.: To cover completely, as if with water; to immerse; to overcome; as, to whelm one in sorrows.
3.To throw (something) over a thing so as to cover it.

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