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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 wel·ter /ˈwɛltɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wel·ter v. i. [imp. & p. p. Weltered p. pr. & vb. n. Weltering.]
 1. To roll, as the body of an animal; to tumble about, especially in anything foul or defiling; to wallow.
    When we welter in pleasures and idleness, then we eat and drink with drunkards.   --Latimer.
    These wizards welter in wealth's waves.   --Spenser.
 He must not float upon his watery bier
 Unwept, and welter to the parching wind,
 Without the meed of some melodious tear.   --Milton.
    The priests at the altar . . . weltering in their blood.   --Landor.
 2. To rise and fall, as waves; to tumble over, as billows.  “The weltering waves.”
    Waves that, hardly weltering, die away.   --Wordsworth.
    Through this blindly weltering sea.   --Trench.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wel·ter, v. t.  To wither; to wilt.  [R.]
    Weltered hearts and blighted . . . memories.   --I. Taylor.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wel·ter, a. Horse Racing Of, pertaining to, or designating, the most heavily weighted race in a meeting; as, a welter race; the welter stakes.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wel·ter, n.
 1. That in which any person or thing welters, or wallows; filth; mire; slough.
    The foul welter of our so-called religious or other controversies.   --Carlyle.
 2. A rising or falling, as of waves; as, the welter of the billows; the welter of a tempest.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a confused multitude of things [syn: clutter, jumble, muddle,
           mare's nest, smother]
      v 1: toss, roll, or rise and fall in an uncontrolled way; "The
           shipwrecked survivors weltered in the sea for hours"
      2: roll around, "pigs were wallowing in the mud" [syn: wallow]
      3: be immersed in; "welter in work"