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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 ?
Despite their pale swollen faces and tattered uniforms, the hussars formed line for roll call, kept things in order, groomed their horses, polished their arms, brought in straw from the thatched roofs in place of fodder, and sat down to dine round the caldrons from which they rose up hungry, joking about their nasty food and their hunger.
Very infrequent tipsy men, swollen with the value of their opinions, engaged their companions in earnest and confidential conversation.
So badly swollen was he from mosquito-bites that his face was unrecognizable, and the acceptance of his identity was largely a matter of faith.
One is to find out the "swelling range" of aqueous [BMIM]CI solution, that is, the range of water contents in aqueous [BMIM]CI solution in which cellulose could be swollen but not dissolved.
MY wife has terrible swollen ankles, feet and toes and she wakes every night with awful pain in them.
Two days later, with his right foot swollen and his body wracked by pain, Roberts admitted himself to the hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery to stop the so-called ``flesh-eating'' bacteria rapidly killing tissue in his leg.
It was also noted that FVMQ is resistant to peroxidized gasoline and that methyl or ethyl-t-butyl ether (MTBE and ETBE) had less effect on the properties of swollen FVMQ than methanol at concentrations up to 20%.
Allergic reactions can range from significant swelling around the sting and surrounding areas, with nausea or abdominal pain, to anaphylactic shock, including a swollen throat or lips, difficulty breathing, falling blood pressure, erratic pulse and unconsciousness.
The equilibrated swollen gel was allowed to drain by removing the teabag from water and hanging up for 10 min until no drop drained.
Sometimes a gland becomes swollen because of a local problem - such as an ear infection near the neck glands - and other times because of general illness.
The problems are serious enough that Ciancio will ask doctors to switch patients with swollen gums from calcium channel blockers to another heart medicine if possible.
The behavior of the swollen volume of QA was different from that in JIS test oils.