swollen

  • 1 Swollen — Swoll en, a. Enlarged by swelling; immoderately increased; as, swollen eyes; swollen streams. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 Swollen — Swoll en, p. p. of {Swell}. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 swollen — index full, fustian, inflated (enlarged), orotund, pretentious (pompous), proud (conceited) …

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  • 4 swollen — early 14c., pp. of SWELL (Cf. swell) (v.); from O.E. geswollen, pp. of swellan …

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  • 5 swollen — [adj] enlarged bloated, bulgy, distended, distent, inflamed, inflated, puffed, puffy, tumescent, tumid; concept 485 Ant. compressed, contracted, shrunken …

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  • 6 swollen — [swōl′ən] vi., vt. alt. pp. of SWELL adj. increased in volume or size, as from inner pressure; blown up; distended; bulging …

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  • 7 swollen — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem ▪ become, get ▪ Her legs got swollen from standing up all day. ▪ …

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  • 8 swollen — swol|len1 [ˈswəulən US ˈswou ] the past participle of ↑swell 1 swollen 2 swollen2 adj 1.) a part of your body that is swollen is bigger than usual, especially because you are ill or injured ▪ swollen glands ▪ a badly swollen ankle ▪ His eyes were …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 swollen — swol|len1 [ swoulən ] adjective * 1. ) an area of your body that is swollen has increased in size as a result of an injury or illness: Their eyes were red and swollen from the smoke. a swollen hand/knee/foot 2. ) a swollen river or stream… …

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  • 10 swollen — 1 the past participle of swell 1 2 adjective 1 a part of your body that is swollen is bigger than usual because of illness or injury: He bandaged his swollen ankle. 2 a river that is swollen has more water in it than usual 3 have a swollen… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 swollen — [[t]swo͟ʊl(ə)n[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If a part of your body is swollen, it is larger and rounder than normal, usually as a result of injury or illness. My eyes were so swollen I could hardly see. 2) ADJ GRADED A swollen river has more water in it… …

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  • 12 swollen — I UK [ˈswəʊlən] / US [ˈswoʊlən] adjective * 1) an area of your body that is swollen has increased in size as a result of an injury or an illness a swollen hand/knee/foot 2) a swollen river or stream contains more water than normal as a result of… …

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  • 13 swollen — adjective the rivers are swollen swollen glands Syn: distended, expanded, enlarged, bulging, inflated, dilated, bloated, puffed up, puffy, tumescent, tumid; inflamed, varicose …

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  • 14 swollen — [ˈswəʊlən] adj I 1) bigger than usual because of an injury or illness 2) a swollen river or stream contains more water than normal II swollen the past participle of swell I …

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  • 15 Swollen — Swell Swell, v. i. [imp. {Swelled}; p. p. {Swelled} or {Swollen}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swelling}.] [AS. swellan; akin to D. zwellen, OS. & OHG. swellan, G. schwellen, Icel. svella, Sw. sv[ a]lla.] 1. To grow larger; to dilate or extend the exterior… …

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  • 16 swollen — swol·len adj protuberant or abnormally distended (as by injury or disease) <a swollen finger> …

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  • 17 swollen — swol·len || swəʊlÉ™n adj. distended, inflated, enlarged; conceited, puffed up with pride swel n. act of swelling, distention; swollen part, protuberance; gradual increase; surge of feeling or emotion; long unbroken wave; elevation of land,… …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 swollen — /ˈswoʊlən / (say swohluhn) verb 1. past participle of swell. –adjective 2. swelled; enlarged by or as by swelling; puffed up; tumid. 3. turgid or bombastic. –phrase 4. have a swollen head, Colloquial to be vainglorious. –swollenly, adverb …

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  • 19 swollen — past participle of swell …

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  • 20 swollen — swollenly, adv. swollenness, n. /swoh leuhn/, v. 1. a pp. of swell. adj. 2. enlarged by or as by swelling; puffed up; tumid. 3. turgid or bombastic. * * * …

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