Meaning of whelm

whelm

Pronunciation: (hwelm, welm), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to submerge; engulf.
  2. to overcome utterly; overwhelm: whelmed by misfortune.
—v.i.
  1. to roll or surge over something, as in becoming submerged.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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