Pronunciation: (wol'ō),[key] —v.i. 1. to roll about or lie in water, snow, mud, dust, or the like, as for refreshment: Goats wallowed in the dust. 2. to live self-indulgently; luxuriate; revel: to wallow in luxury; to wallow in sentimentality. 3. to flounder about; move along or proceed clumsily or with difficulty: A gunboat wallowed toward port. 4. to surge up or billow forth, as smoke or heat: Waves of black smoke wallowed into the room.
—n. 1. an act or instance of wallowing.
2. a place in which animals wallow: hog wallow; an elephant wallow. 3. the indentation produced by animals wallowing: a series of wallows across the farmyard.