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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
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On examining the right hypochondrium, which he described as swollen, there was evident indication of an enlarged liver, and he complained much of shooting pain in that region during a paroxysm of cough.
"Look at how my mouth sticks out," he said of what he described as his swollen face.
His face was iced up and swollen from the protracted effort of twenty-four hours, while his hands were so swollen that he could not close the fingers.
We had 2.5 weeks of newborn pics from before and … if the worst happened … we didn't want to remember him swollen from the steroids, with IVs in his skull, a central line in his leg, him in a medically induced coma with a machine breathing for him … Egads.
There are pictures of me as a child with my eye all swollen from a bug bite.
Instead of hair, her pale head was covered in swollen, reddish-purple growths the size of marbles, which sprouted from her hairline all the way down to the back of her neck.
He was home last night, still a little druggy and his mouth is very swollen from the surgery and packing.
The guts of the men sag hugely and the monstrous buttocks of the women seesaw painfully as they tread the boardwalk in swollen sneakers.
It is therefore no surprise to learn that the "enormous team of experts" now employed in the Government's PR business has swollen from a few hundred in 1997 to the ludicrous figure of 3,259 today.
But Corretja's hand was slightly swollen from a fall during his match against Sampras, so Spanish captain Jordi Arrese decided shortly before