Sweltering vs Roasting - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between sweltering and roasting

is that sweltering is (of weather) hot and humid; oppressively sticky while roasting is very hot.

As verbs the difference between sweltering and roasting

is that sweltering is while roasting is .

As a noun roasting is

the act by which something is roasted.

sweltering

English

Adjective

(head)
  • (of weather) hot and humid; oppressively sticky
  • The day was sweltering , so Lauren put on the shortest pair of shorts she could find and went to get ice-cream with her friend Rob.

    Verb

    (head)
  • roasting

    Verb

    (head)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Very hot
  • The day started out cool, but by noon it was roasting

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which something is roasted.
  • * 1885 , Henry Marion Howe, Copper smelting (page 15)
  • These elements are expelled more completely by a large number of comparatively incomplete roastings (alternated, of course, with smeltings) than by a smaller number of extremely thorough roastings

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