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adjective as in very hot

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It was just before 11 on a sweltering summer night, when he knew he could find what he was looking for a few blocks from the Las Vegas Strip.

Whether working out in the heat, sweating up a storm on a hike or just walking around by yourself on a warm day, you need a pair of headphones that won’t give up after a few sweltering sessions.

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That run reached its climax inside a sweltering, dangerously packed Los Angeles Sports Arena in late August when the band made the dozens of others playing FYF Fest irrelevant with a performance that practically suspended time.

The sweltering heat expected in Death Valley comes on the heels of its hottest June on record.

Heat and drought combine to create volatile fire conditionsIn the meantime, the sweltering heat, low humidity and moisture-starved land surface make for dangerous background conditions for the spread of fires.

Miller traces his irreverent and subversive streak to a psychedelic experience during the particularly sweltering summer of 1991.

Basosila Botala is wearing a blue rain jacket despite the sweltering heat.

With sweltering hot temperatures, constant sweat was normal.

The urban population abandons the sweltering cities and heads to the beach for the month.

I've never seen a white body left in the street for four hours in the sweltering heat.

Rain storms, hot winds, sweltering intervals of intolerable heat—these were vagaries of nature and might be endured.

With the approach of midday the wind had more and more fallen, it was now sweltering hot and the air trembled in the sunshine.

Far in the sultry west was an occasional play of lightning, the hot eye of day peeping back into the sweltering night.

The dank, decaying vegetation, the dimness, the very airlessness of the sweltering valley—all this is not merely heat.

At high noon on the equator, the temperature reached a sweltering 180° absolute; it became somewhat chillier toward the poles.


On this page you'll find 47 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sweltering, such as: airless, baking, burning, humid, oppressive, and scorching.

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