swollen

Definition of swollen

  • past participle of swell

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swollen

Definition of swollen for Students

  • past participle of swell

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swollen

adjective swol·len

medical Definition of swollen

: protuberant or abnormally distended (as by injury or disease)
  • a swollen finger


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