intransitive verb bow·den \ˈbōdən\

Definition of bowden



  1. :  swell; specifically :  bloat

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Origin and Etymology of bowden

earlier Scots boldin, from Middle English (Scots) boldnen, alteration of Middle English bolnen, modification of Old Norse bolgna; akin to Old English & Old High German belgan to be angry, Old Norse bolginn swollen, belgja to cause to swell, Old English belg, bælg bag, skin — more at belly

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to criticize severely

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