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Verb: dwell (dwelt, also dwelled)  dwel
  1. Think moodily or anxiously about something
    - brood
     
  2. Originate (in)
    "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country";
    - consist, lie, lie in
     
  3. Be an inhabitant of; spend most of one's life in
    "this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean";
    - populate, live, inhabit
     
  4. Exist or be situated within
    - inhabit
     
  5. (usually with on) repeatedly come back to a subject; persistently complain about
    "Don't dwell on the past";
    - harp

Derived forms: dwelled, dwelt, dwells, dwelling

See also: dwell on

Type of: be, care, exist, ingeminate, iterate, reiterate, repeat, restate, retell, worry

Encyclopedia: Dwell