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Dictionary definition for: Swollen

1. (s) 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"

2. (s) 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"

3. (s) 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 mo

4. (s) overfull with water; "swollen rivers and creeks"

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