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Definition of welter:

  1. A rising or falling, as of waves; as, the welter of the billows; the welter of a tempest.
  2. Of, pertaining to, or designating, the most heavily weighted race in a meeting; as, a welter race; the welter stakes.
  3. That in which any person or thing welters, or wallows; filth; mire; slough.
  4. To rise and fall, as waves; to tumble over, as billows.
  5. To roll, as the body of an animal; to tumble about, especially in anything foul or defiling; to wallow.
  6. To wither; to wilt.


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