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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. A past participle of swell.
  • adj. Expanded by or as if by internal pressure; distended: a swollen toe.
  • adj. Overblown; bombastic: swollen rhetoric.

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  • v. Past participle of swell

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • p. p. of swell.
  • adj. Enlarged by swelling; immoderately increased

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Swelled; marked by swelling, in any sense, or by a swelling: as, a swollen river.

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  • adj. characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance

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