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swollen

[swoh-luh n]
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verb
  1. a past participle of swell.
adjective
  1. enlarged by or as by swelling; puffed up; tumid.
  2. turgid or bombastic.
Related formsswol·len·ly, adverbswol·len·ness, nounun·swol·len, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for swollenness

swollen

verb
  1. a past participle of swell
adjective
  1. tumid or enlarged by or as if by swelling
  2. turgid or bombastic
Derived Formsswollenly, adverbswollenness, noun
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Word Origin and History for swollenness

swollen

adj.

early 14c., past participle adjective from swell (v.); from Old English geswollen, past participle of swellan.

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