Definition of swollen adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈswəʊlən//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈswoʊlən//
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  1. 1  (of a part of the body) larger than normal, especially as a result of a disease or an injury swollen glands Her eyes were red and swollen from crying. See related entries: Injuries
  2. 2(of a river) containing more water than normal
  3. see also swell
    Extra examples Her eyes were all red and swollen from crying. Her face was still horribly swollen. Her legs got swollen from standing up all day. His ankle is bruised and quite badly swollen. One of her eyes was swollen shut.
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