whelm

Definitions of whelm
  1. verb
    overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
    synonyms: overcome, overpower, overtake, overwhelm, sweep over
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    devastate
    overwhelm or overpower
    clutch, get hold of, seize
    affect
    kill
    overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration
    benight
    overtake with darkness or night
    knock out
    overwhelm with admiration
    stagger
    astound or overwhelm, as with shock
    lock
    hold fast (in a certain state)
    type of:
    arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, pique, provoke, raise
    call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
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