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English definition of “dwell”

dwell

verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk   /dwel/ (dwelt or dwelled, dwelt or dwelled) formal us  
to live in a place or in a particular way: She dwelt in remote parts of Asia for many years.Living or sleeping somewhere
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