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swollen

2 adjective
     
Related topics: Nature, Illness and Disability
swollen2
1MI a part of your body that is swollen is bigger than usual, especially because you are ill or injured:
swollen glands
a badly swollen ankle
His eyes were swollen from crying.
2DN a river that is swollen has more water in it than usual
3

have a swollen head/be swollen-headed

British English to be too proud and think you are very clever or important

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