Pronunciation: (in-dwel'), [key]
—v., -dwelt, -dwell•ing.
1. to inhabit.
2. to possess (a person), as a moral principle or motivating force: compassion that indwells the heart.
1. to dwell (usually fol. by in).
2. to abide within, as a guiding force, motivating principle, etc. (usually fol. by in): a divine spirit indwelling in nature and the universe.
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