Definition for swollen
Origin: bef. 900; ME swellen (v.), OE swellan; c. D zwellen, G schwellen, ON svella; akin to Goth ufswalleins pride
- - definitions
- bloated: abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas; "hungry children with bloated stomachs"; "he had a grossly distended stomach"; "eyes with puffed (or puffy) lids"; "swollen hands"; "tumescent tissue"; "puffy tumid flesh"
- distended: abnormally expanded or increased in size; ('swollen' is sometimes used in combination); "distended wineskins"; "the need to clean out swollen inventories"; "the raisins were plump and soft and swollen from being soaked"; "huge blood-swollen mosquitoes",conceited: characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance; "a conceited fool"; "an attitude of self-conceited arrogance"; "an egotistical disregard of others"; "so swollen by victory that he was unfit for normal duty"; "growing ever more swollen-headed and arbitrary"; "vain about her clothes" flooding: overfull with water; "swollen rivers and creeks",To increase in size or volume as a result of internal pressure; expand.
- - adjective
- enlarged by or as by swelling; puffed up; tumid.
- turgid or bombastic.
- - verb (used with object):
- a pp. of swell.
- - verb (used without object):
- To increase in force, size, number, or degree: Membership in the club swelled.
- To grow in loudness or intensity: "The din in front swelled to a tremendous chorus" (Stephen Crane).
- To rise or extend above the surrounding level, as clouds.
- To rise in swells, as the sea.
- To be or become filled or puffed up, as with pride, arrogance, or anger.
- To rise from within: Rage swelled within me.
- To bulge out, as a sail.
* Dictionary.com Unabridged (V1.1)