- a past participle of swell.
- enlarged by or as by swelling; puffed up; tumid.
- turgid or bombastic.
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- a past participle of swell
- tumid or enlarged by or as if by swelling
- turgid or bombastic
Word Origin and History for swollenness
early 14c., past participle adjective from swell (v.); from Old English geswollen, past participle of swellan.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper