WHELM, v.t.

1. To cover with water or other fluid; to cover by immersion in something that envelops on all sides; as, to whelm a person or a company in the seas; to whelm a caravan in sand or dust.

2. To cover completely; to immerse deeply; to overburden; as, to whelm one in sorrows.

3. To throw over so as to cover. [Not used.]