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Meaning of SWOLLEN

Pronunciation:  'swowlun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  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"
  2. [adj]  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"
  3. [adj]  overfull with water; "swollen rivers and creeks"
  4. [adj]  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"

SWOLLEN is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: bloated, conceited, distended, egotistic, egotistical, expanded, flooding, high, in flood(p), overflowing, proud, puffed, puffy, self-conceited, swollen-headed, tumescent, tumid, turgid, unhealthy, vain



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Swoll"en\,
    p. p. of {Swell}.
  2. \Swoll"en\, a.
    Enlarged by swelling; immoderately increased; as, swollen
    eyes; swollen streams.