Meaning of indwelling in English:


Pronunciation /ɪnˈdwɛlɪŋ/


  • 1Theology
    Permanently present in or spiritually possessing someone's soul or mind.

    • ‘the indwelling God’
  • 2Medicine
    (of a catheter, needle, etc.) fixed in a person's body for a sustained period of time.

    • ‘an indwelling chest drain’


mass nounTheology
  • The permanent presence of God or a spiritual force in the heart or soul.

    • ‘the indwelling of the Holy Spirit’