Swollen - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈswəʊlən|  American pronunciation of the word swollen
Brit.  |ˈswəʊlən|  British pronunciation of the word swollen
- this word is a past participle form of the irregular verbto swell


- characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance (syn: conceited, egotistic, egotistical, vain)
so swollen by victory that he was unfit for normal duty
growing ever more swollen-headed and arbitrary

Extra examples

Her wrist was swollen and tender.

...only a ninny would try to cross a swollen, raging river...

His glands were swollen and painful.

This door has swollen in the wet weather and will have to be pared down.

Her legs were so swollen she had to cover them up.

His bottom lip was swollen.

The neck becomes swollen and painful to the touch (=hurts when you touch it).

The window frame was swollen shut.

The river was swollen with melted snow.

Large numbers of refugees have swollen the ranks of the unemployed.

The swollen river flooded the village

You had better pack your swollen ankle with ice

The swollen river washed away the footbridge

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