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swol·len

 (swō′lən)
v.
A past participle of swell.
adj.
1. Expanded by or as if by internal pressure; distended: a swollen toe.
2. Overblown; bombastic: swollen rhetoric.

swollen

(ˈswəʊlən)
vb
a past participle of swell
adj
1. tumid or enlarged by or as if by swelling
2. turgid or bombastic
ˈswollenly adv
ˈswollenness n

swol•len

(ˈswoʊ lən)

v.
1. a pp. of swell.
adj.
2. enlarged by or as if by swelling; tumid.
3. turgid or bombastic.
swol′len•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.swollen - characteristic of false prideswollen - characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance; "a conceited fool"; "an attitude of self-conceited arrogance"; "an egotistical disregard of others"; "so swollen by victory that he was unfit for normal duty"; "growing ever more swollen-headed and arbitrary"; "vain about her clothes"
proud - feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes"

swollen

adjective enlarged, bloated, puffy, inflamed, puffed up, distended, tumescent, oedematous, dropsical, tumid, edematous My eyes were so swollen I could hardly see.

swollen

adjective
Characterized by language that is elevated and sometimes pompous in style:
Translations
مُنْتَفِخ، وارِممَنْفُوخ
oteklýrozvodněný
hævetopsvulmet
turvonnut
natečen
duzzadtmegdagadt
bólginn, òrútinn, útblásinn
腫れた
부푼
rozvodnený
otekel
svullen
บวม
şişşişikşişmiş
bị sưng

swollen

[ˈswəʊlən]
pp of swell
adj
[ankle, face, foot, hand, finger, eyes, joints, glands] → enflé(e)
[river] → gonflé(e)

swollen

ptp of swell
adj ankle, face, glands etc(an)geschwollen; stomachaufgedunsen, aufgebläht; woodverquollen, gequollen; sailsgebläht; riverangeschwollen, angestiegen; numbers(an)gestiegen, angewachsen; her eyes were swollen with tearsihre Augen waren verweint; he has a swollen head (fig)er ist so aufgeblasen

swollen

[ˈswəʊln]
1. pp of swell
2. adj (ankle, finger, stomach) → gonfio/a; (river) → in piena
her eyes were swollen with tears → aveva gli occhi gonfi di pianto
you'll give him a swollen head (fig) → gli farai montare la testa

swell

(swel) past tense swelled: past participle swollen (ˈswoulən) verb
to make or become larger, greater or thicker. The insect-bite made her finger swell; The continual rain had swollen the river; I invited her to join us on the excursion in order to swell the numbers.
noun
a rolling condition of the sea, usually after a storm. The sea looked fairly calm but there was a heavy swell.
adjective
(especially American) used as a term of approval. a swell idea; That's swell!
ˈswelling noun
a swollen area, especially on the body as a result of injury, disease etc. She had a swelling on her arm where the wasp had stung her.
swollen (ˈswəulən) adjective
increased in size, thickness etc, through swelling. a swollen river; He had a swollen ankle after falling down the stairs.
ˌswollen-ˈheaded adjective
too pleased with oneself; conceited. He's very swollen-headed about his success.
swell out
to (cause to) bulge. The sails swelled out in the wind.
swell up
(of a part of the body) to swell. The toothache made her face swell up.

swollen

مَنْفُوخ oteklý hævet geschwollen πρησμένος inflamado turvonnut enflé natečen gonfio 腫れた 부푼 gezwollen hoven spuchnięty inchado опухший svullen บวม şiş bị sưng 肿胀的

swollen

a. pp. de to swell, hinchado-a.

swollen

(pp de swell) adj hinchado
References in classic literature ?
King talking very loud, and Grace and Ellen turned away their faces when they passed me, so I shouldn't see how red and swollen their eyes were.
I used to love to drift along the pale-yellow cornfields, looking for the damp spots one sometimes found at their edges, where the smartweed soon turned a rich copper colour and the narrow brown leaves hung curled like cocoons about the swollen joints of the stem.
for a thousand imaginary faults, and went about her household duties with swollen eyelids the next morning.
They would have no nails,--they had worn them off pulling hides; their knuckles were swollen so that their fingers spread out like a fan.
It was now early spring, and the river was swollen and turbulent; great cakes of floating ice were swinging heavily to and fro in the turbid waters.
I love even to see the domestic animals reassert their native rights--any evidence that they have not wholly lost their original wild habits and vigor; as when my neighbor's cow breaks out of her pasture early in the spring and boldly swims the river, a cold, gray tide, twenty-five or thirty rods wide, swollen by the melted snow.
The stage scenery was ruined, trap-doors were so swollen that they wouldn't work for a week afterward, the fine costumes were spoiled, and no end of minor damages were done by that remarkable storm.
Rebecca's face was so swollen with tears and so sharp with misery that for a moment he scarcely recognized her.
When they saw my eye closed, and badly swollen, they left me.
My wretched feet, flayed and swollen to lameness by the sharp air of January, began to heal and subside under the gentler breathings of April; the nights and mornings no longer by their Canadian temperature froze the very blood in our veins; we could now endure the play-hour passed in the garden: sometimes on a sunny day it began even to be pleasant and genial, and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily, suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night, and left each morning brighter traces of her steps.
His face looked dreadful, white and red and swollen, and he was gasping and choking; but savage little Mary did not care an atom.
Then, began one of those extraordinary scenes with which the populace sometimes gratified their fickleness, or their better impulses towards generosity and mercy, or which they regarded as some set-off against their swollen account of cruel rage.