Sultry

Sul"try

(sl"tr), a. [Compar. Sultrier (sl"tr*r); superl. Sultriest.] [From Sweltry.] 1. Very hot, burning, and oppressive; as, Libya's sultry deserts.
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Such as, born beneath the burning sky
And sultry sun, betwixt the tropics lie.
Dryden.
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2. Very hot and humid, or hot, close, stagnant, and oppressive, as air.
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When in the sultry glebe I faint,
Or on the thirsty mountain plant.
Addison.
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