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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English swollen, i-swolle, y-swolle, yswolle, ȝeswollen, from Old English swollen, ġeswollen, from Proto-Germanic *swullanaz, past participle of Proto-Germanic *swellaną (to swell). Cognate with West Frisian swollen (swollen), Dutch gezwollen (swollen), German geschwollen (swollen), Swedish svullen (swollen).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈswəʊlən/
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  • Rhymes: -əʊlən

AdjectiveEdit

swollen (comparative more swollen, superlative most swollen)

  1. protuberant or abnormally distended (as by injury or disease).

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VerbEdit

swollen

  1. past participle of swell

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