Swollen

[swˈə͡ʊlən], [swˈə‍ʊlən], [s_w_ˈəʊ_l_ə_n]

Definitions of swollen:

  1.   Of to swell.
  2.   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"
  3.   of Swell
  4.   Swelled.
  5.   Pa. p. of SWELL.
  6.   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"
  7.   Past participle of the verb swell.
  8.   Enlarged by swelling; immoderately increased; as, swollen eyes; swollen streams.
  9.   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"
  10.   p. p. of Swell.
  11.   overfull with water; " swollen rivers and creeks"

Antonyms for swollen:

sunken, concave, dished, depressed, recessed, collapsed, indented, humble, dented, hollow, deflated.


Quotes for swollen:

  1. Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen and drowns things weighty and solid. – Francis Bacon
  2. Undernourished, intelligence becomes like the bloated belly of a starving child: swollen filled with nothing the body can use. – Andrea Dworkin
  3. When I got back to my father and mother and was sitting up there in our tepee, my face was still all puffed and my legs and arms were badly swollen but I felt good all over and wanted to get right up and run around. – Black Elk
  4. I don't think I ever had a swollen head: I remember where I come from. – Eva Herzigova
  5. Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror. – David Herbert Lawrence
  6. Swollen in head, weak in legs, sharp in tongue but empty in belly. – Mao Zedong

Usage examples for swollen:

  1. One day Cosmo came late, and to say there were traces of tears on his cheeks would hardly be correct, for his eyes were swollen with weeping. ” – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  2. Her eyes were red and swollen with weeping. ” – A Monk of Cruta by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  3. There was something grotesque in the aspect of this drink- swollen face, all convulsed with sorrow. ” – The Truants by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  4. He drew out of the swollen leather bag a stone as big as a small marble, and held it out. ” – The Bag of Diamonds by George Manville Fenn
  5. “ I came here to get your opinion, he said, holding up a swollen hand, but I want to tell you first that I ought to get ten thousand, not a cent less. ” – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  6. After all, if he comes home with a swollen face it will be in a good cause. ” – A Prairie Courtship by Harold Bindloss
  7. The valley was so narrow that we crossed a swollen and rapid mountain stream five times. ” – Scenes in the Hawaiian Islands and California by Mary Evarts Anderson
  8. Her face was swollen from crying and her eyes were red. ” – Best Russian Short Stories by Various
  9. The ankle was badly swollen – Paradise Bend by William Patterson White
  10. The poor music- teacher's face was swollen almost past recognition with crying. ” – Winding Paths by Gertrude Page
  11. “ " Well, jest one tech," agreed Billy; " an' I ain't a- goin' to be 'sponsible neither," and he poked out a swollen jaw for Jimmy to touch. ” – Miss Minerva and William Green Hill by Frances Boyd Calhoun
  12. By six o'clock the last bottle was packed, and Nance washed the blood and dirt off her hands and forced her swollen aching feet into her shoes. ” – Calvary Alley by Alice Hegan Rice
  13. His own was moist and hot; and I noticed under the stronger light of the hall, that the veins in his temples were swollen and throbbing and that he moved listlessly, as though he had been under a great strain. ” – The Professor's Mystery by Wells Hastings Brian Hooker
  14. “ For a long time I gazed at the swollen features before I realised what it was that fascinated and puzzled me about her. ” – The Dream Doctor by Arthur B. Reeve
  15. She came down soon with a smile on her face, but the swollen eyes showed the grief she had been struggling with. ” – Dawn by Mrs. Harriet A. Adams
  16. They were swollen to three times their natural size and were so inflamed that I thought I would be obliged to give up. ” – In and Out of Rebel Prisons by Lieut. A. [Alonzo] Cooper
  17. Mine were swollen too, and we stood staring miserably at each other, but not approaching a step nearer, until at last she said coldly- Mother sent me upstairs to ask if you would prefer to have your breakfast in bed. ” – The Heart of Una Sackville by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  18. Shortly he went to sleep with his swollen face fallen forward on his chest. ” – Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane
  19. And getting up abruptly, he left the room, to be alone in his study, and bathe his swollen and aching face. ” – Eric, or Little by Little by Frederic W. Farrar
  20. Only try to cross the swollen brook, in a boat, on horseback, or on foot. ” – Famous Stories Every Child Should Know by Various

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