Etymology
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indwelling (n.)

"act of residing," late 14c. (Wyclif's translation of Latin inhabitatio), present participle of obsolete indwell, from in (adv.) + dwell (v.). He also used indweller for Latin inhabitans and indwell (v.) for inhabitare.

updated on November 15, 2015

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Definitions of indwelling from WordNet

indwelling (adj.)
existing or residing as an inner activating spirit or force or principle;
an indwelling goodness
an indwelling divinity
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