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dwell

dwell - Dictionary definition and meaning for word dwell

Definition
(verb) think moodily or anxiously about something
Synonyms : brood

Definition
(verb) originate (in)
Synonyms : consist , lie , lie in
Example Sentence
  • The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country

Definition
(verb) inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of
Synonyms : inhabit , live , populate
Example Sentence
  • People lived in Africa millions of years ago
  • The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted
  • this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean
  • deer are populating the woods

Definition
(verb) exist or be situated within
Synonyms : inhabit
Example Sentence
  • Strange notions inhabited her mind

Definition
(verb) come back to
Synonyms : harp
Example Sentence
  • Don't dwell on the past
  • She is always harping on the same old things

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dwell

Just keep doing well [D Well]. Don't dwell [Come Back] forget the past.
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