verb (used with object), in·dwelt, in·dwell·ing.
- to inhabit.
- to possess (a person), as a moral principle or motivating force: compassion that indwells the heart.
verb (used without object), in·dwelt, in·dwell·ing.
- to dwell (usually followed by in).
- to abide within, as a guiding force, motivating principle, etc. (usually followed by in): a divine spirit indwelling in nature and the universe.
verb -dwells, -dwelling or -dwelt
- (tr) (of a spirit, principle, etc) to inhabit; suffuse
- (intr) to dwell; exist