verb de·swell \(ˈ)dē+\

Definition of deswell

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to reduce swelling of (something, such as the fiber of a texile) usually by abstraction of water

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become contracted —used especially of colloids

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Origin and Etymology of deswell

de- + swell

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sparing in use of food or drink

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