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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sul·try a. [Compar. Sultrier superl. Sultriest.]
 1. Very hot, burning, and oppressive; as, Libya's sultry deserts.
 Such as, born beneath the burning sky
 And sultry sun, betwixt the tropics lie.   --Dryden.
 2. Very hot and humid, or hot, close, stagnant, and oppressive, as air.
 When in the sultry glebe I faint,
 Or on the thirsty mountain plant.   --Addison.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: sexually exciting or gratifying; "sensual excesses"; "a
             sultry look"; "a sultry dance" [syn: sensual]
      2: characterized by oppressive heat and humidity; "the summer
         was sultry and oppressive"; "the stifling atmosphere";
         "the sulfurous atmosphere preceding a thunderstorm" [syn:
         stifling, sulfurous, sulphurous]
      3: burning hot; extremely and unpleasantly hot; "the torrid
         noonday sun"; "sultry sands of the dessert" [syn: torrid]
      [also: sultriest, sultrier]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See sultry