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

 whelm /ˈhwɛlm, ˈwɛlm/
 (vt.)壓倒,淹沒(vi.)淹沒

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Whelm v. t. [imp. & p. p. Whelmed p. pr. & vb. n. Whelming.]
 1. To cover with water or other fluid; to cover by immersion in something that envelops on all sides; to overwhelm; to ingulf.
    She is my prize, or ocean whelm them all!   --Shak.
    The whelming billow and the faithless oar.   --Gay.
 2. Fig.: To cover completely, as if with water; to immerse; to overcome; as, to whelm one in sorrows.  “The whelming weight of crime.”
 3. To throw (something) over a thing so as to cover it.  [Obs.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 whelm
      v : overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli [syn: overwhelm,
           overpower, sweep over, overcome, overtake]