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Undernourished, intelligence becomes like the bloated belly of a starving child: swollen, filled with nothing the body can use.
Andrea Dworkin

Meaning of "swollen" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SWOLLEN

swollen  [ˈswəʊlən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SWOLLEN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Swollen is a verb and can also act as an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb swollen in English.

WHAT DOES SWOLLEN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Swelling (medical)

In medical parlance, swelling, turgescence or tumefaction is a transient abnormal enlargement of a body part or area not caused by proliferation of cells. It is caused by accumulation of fluid in tissues. It can occur throughout the body, or a specific part or organ can be affected. Swelling is considered one of the five characteristics of inflammation; along with pain, heat, redness, and loss of function. In a general sense, the suffix "-megaly" is used to indicate a growth, as in hepatomegaly, acromegaly, and splenomegaly. A body part may swell in response to injury, infection, or disease. Swelling, especially of the ankle, can occur if the body is not circulating fluid well. Generalized swelling, or massive edema, is a common sign in severely ill people. Although slight edema may be difficult to detect to the untrained eye, especially in an overweight person, massive edema is very obvious.

Definition of swollen in the English dictionary

The definition of swollen in the dictionary is tumid or enlarged by or as if by swelling. Other definition of swollen is turgid or bombastic.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SWOLLEN

PRESENT

Present
I swell
you swell
he/she/it swells
we swell
you swell
they swell
Present continuous
I am swelling
you are swelling
he/she/it is swelling
we are swelling
you are swelling
they are swelling
Present perfect
I have swelled
you have swelled
he/she/it has swelled
we have swelled
you have swelled
they have swelled
Present perfect continuous
I have been swelling
you have been swelling
he/she/it has been swelling
we have been swelling
you have been swelling
they have been swelling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I swelled
you swelled
he/she/it swelled
we swelled
you swelled
they swelled
Past continuous
I was swelling
you were swelling
he/she/it was swelling
we were swelling
you were swelling
they were swelling
Past perfect
I had swelled
you had swelled
he/she/it had swelled
we had swelled
you had swelled
they had swelled
Past perfect continuous
I had been swelling
you had been swelling
he/she/it had been swelling
we had been swelling
you had been swelling
they had been swelling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will swell
you will swell
he/she/it will swell
we will swell
you will swell
they will swell
Future continuous
I will be swelling
you will be swelling
he/she/it will be swelling
we will be swelling
you will be swelling
they will be swelling
Future perfect
I will have swelled
you will have swelled
he/she/it will have swelled
we will have swelled
you will have swelled
they will have swelled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been swelling
you will have been swelling
he/she/it will have been swelling
we will have been swelling
you will have been swelling
they will have been swelling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would swollen
you would swollen
he/she/it would swollen
we would swollen
you would swollen
they would swollen
Conditional continuous
I would be swelling
you would be swelling
he/she/it would be swelling
we would be swelling
you would be swelling
they would be swelling
Conditional perfect
I would have swollen
you would have swollen
he/she/it would have swollen
we would have swollen
you would have swollen
they would have swollen
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been swelling
you would have been swelling
he/she/it would have been swelling
we would have been swelling
you would have been swelling
they would have been swelling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you swell
we let´s swell
you swell
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to swell
Past participle
swelled
Present Participle
swelling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SWOLLEN


Angolan
æŋˈɡəʊlən
colon
ˈkəʊlən
holon
ˈhəʊlən
Nolan
ˈnəʊlən
overswollen
ˌəʊvəˈswəʊlən
semicolon
ˌsɛmɪˈkəʊlən
solan
ˈsəʊlən
Solon
ˈsəʊlən
stolen
ˈstəʊlən
stollen
ˈstəʊlən
stolon
ˈstəʊlən
Tusculan
ˈtʌskjʊlən
unswollen
ʌnˈswəʊlən
woollen
ˈwʊlən
Zabulon
ˈzæbjʊlən
Zebulun
ˈzɛbjʊlən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SWOLLEN

swob
swobbed
swobber
swobbing
swoffer
swoffing
swollen head
swollen-headed
swollen-headedness
swollenly
swollenness
swoon
swooner
swooning
swooningly
swoony
swoop
swooper
swoopy
swoosh

WORDS THAT END LIKE SWOLLEN

Allen
befallen
Bog of Allen
chopfallen
crestfallen
Cullen
Enniskillen
fallen
fluellen
food pollen
Hellen
Llangollen
Lough Allen
McKellen
mullen
pollen
Sankt Gallen
sullen
unfallen
Van Allen

Synonyms and antonyms of swollen in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SWOLLEN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «swollen» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of swollen

Translation of «swollen» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SWOLLEN

Find out the translation of swollen to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of swollen from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «swollen» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

肿胀的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

inflamado
570 millions of speakers

English

swollen
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सूजन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَنْفُوخ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

опухший
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

inchado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্ফীত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

enflé
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bengkak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

geschwollen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

腫れた
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

부푼
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bengkak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bị sưng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வீக்கம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सुजलेल्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şişmiş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gonfio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

spuchnięty
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

спухлий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

umflat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πρησμένος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geswel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

svullen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hoven
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of swollen

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SWOLLEN»

The term «swollen» is very widely used and occupies the 16.786 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SWOLLEN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about swollen

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «SWOLLEN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word swollen.
1
Richard Carmona
As a young surgeon in training at the University of California San Francisco General Hospital in the early '80s, my colleagues and I were inundated with an epidemic of young men with fevers, rashes, swollen lymph nodes and eventually death.
2
Louis C. K.
If you're a cartoon character or most TV characters, sure, you'll fight, because the punches are juicy-sounding and they don't leave marks. But in real life, if somebody punches you in the eye, it doesn't make any noise and your eye is swollen for, like, six months. It's a nightmare to get punched in the eye.
3
Andrea Dworkin
Undernourished, intelligence becomes like the bloated belly of a starving child: swollen, filled with nothing the body can use.
4
Diane von Furstenberg
What I think I sell with my clothes is confidence, so hopefully all my dresses, my accessories, are friends to the women. When you open the closet, and your eyes are swollen, and you don't like the way you look, you go to your friends.
5
Eva Herzigova
I don't think I ever had a swollen head: I remember where I come from.
6
Barbara Park
My own pregnancies were all about me, me, me. My aches, my pains, my swollen feet, and my body that looked like the Michelin Man.
7
Jeev Milkha Singh
During the Volvo China Open in April 2011, a lot of players fell ill. My son also was taken ill. I contracted a strange viral later, which had symptoms of swollen ankles and wrists and has left me weakened.
8
Justin Tuck
I love rings, but I can't wear them. I mean, look at my knuckles. My fingers and joints are so swollen from years of playing. That means no wedding band, either. Luckily, I have a very understanding wife.
9
Casey Wilson
At my wedding, I was dancing so furiously that I fell hard on my kneecaps. The next morning, my knees were so swollen that I had to get a wheelchair at the airport to go on my honeymoon.
10
Adam Yauch
I started feeling this little lump in my throat, like you would feel if you have swollen glands or something like that, like you'd feel if you have a cold, so I didn't really think it was anything.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SWOLLEN»

Discover the use of swollen in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to swollen and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Swollen
Like the divers, Sam risks herself to be with Farouk, growing more and more attached to him, longing to feel safe enough to let herself go and show her true feelings. From the Hardcover edition.
Melissa Lion, 2007
2
In The Swollen
Las Vegas City Life Weekly “In the Swollen seems to break through boundaries over what is acceptable in verse.” – The Blackboard “While In the Swollen reads as one woman's story, it is truly a story of connection and disconnection, ...
LisaAnn LoBasso
3
What's Wrong with My Dog?
Jake Tedaldi. My Dog Has a Swollen Belly My Dog Has a Swollen Leg. What. to. Look. For. If your dog exhibits that characteristic “look at me, I just swallowed a watermelon” look, try to assess her overall attitude. Obviously, a lethargic ...
Jake Tedaldi, 2007
4
The Complete Guide to Natural Healing
SYMPTOMS Swelling or discomfort in the neck (near the ears), throat, groin, or armpits, sometimes accompanied by sore throat or fever, are symptoms of swollen glands. WHAT ARE SWOLLEN GLANDS? From Modern Western Medicine ...
Tom Monte, 1997
5
Measuring the Mechanical Response of Swollen Hydrogels
ABSTRACT MEASURING THE MECHANICAL RESPONSE OF SWOLLEN HYDROGELS By Ryan James Monroe A combined experimental and analytical study has been conducted to understand the mechanical response of a swollen ...
Ryan James Monroe, 2008
6
Nanoparticulates as Drug Carriers
Microemulsions, swollen micelles, micelles There is much debate in the literature as to what exactly differentiates a microemulsion from a micelle at low volume fractions of disperse phase. Some investigators have perceived a difference ...
‎2006
7
Botulism
What about the swollen and dented cans that mothers and many advice columns commonly remind families to throw away? Are these signs that the food contained in the damaged cans could cause botulism, and if so, why? Swollen cans are ...
Maxine Rosaler, 2004
8
A Dictionary of the Otchipwe Language, Explained in English: ...
Qoshkobagassin, the leaves tremble or shake by the wind. Bagakddis, (nin) n. v. I am not drunk, I am sober; 3. p.-i; p. beg.. sid. S. Anissadis. Bagakadisiwin, s. soberness; tresnost.] Bdganome, (nin) n. v. my cheek is swollen, (or, my cheeks are ...
Frederic Baraga, 1853
9
Homoeopathic Therapeutics
oated at the root, papillae elevated, or dry, smooth, cracked ; Lach., glistening, or dry, cracked especially on tip, swollen, trembling, difficulty in moving t ; Morph., red tip and borders ; Nux v., dark cracked edges, heaviness ; Pallad., dry in ...
Samuel Lilienthal, 1998
10
The First Aid Companion for Dogs & Cats
... Cold pack or compress Buffered aspirin (Bufferin) Hot pack or compress Towels Bucket Warm water Epsom salts Antihistamine (Ben- adryl) A cat often develops a swollen leg when he's bitten by another cat and the injury becomes infected.
Amy D. Shojai, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SWOLLEN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term swollen is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Three Rivers Regatta nixes boat events due to swollen rivers
Officials canceled Formula One boat races and all other water-based events for the three-day festival which began Friday because the rain-swollen rivers are ... «Washington Times, Jul 15»
2
Gilbertsville boy, 12, dies after falling into rain-swollen French Creek …
A 12-year-old boy drowned after slipping into a Chester County creek on Wednesday afternoon. Officials said that Jacob Karnchanaphati, of the Gilbertsville ... «WFMZ Allentown, Jul 15»
3
Illinois officials halt boat traffic on rain-swollen rivers
LASALLE — Illinois officials have closed the rain-swollen Vermilion and Illinois rivers to recreational boat traffic. The (LaSalle) News-Tribune reports that the ... «The State Journal-Register, Jun 15»
4
Two Kayakers rescued from rain swollen White River
DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind. (June 28, 2015)—Two women were pulled from the swift moving waters of White River after they were separated from their kayaks ... «Fox 59, Jun 15»
5
Western Pennsylvania kayaker rescued from rain-swollen river
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A woman is recovering after emergency crews rescued her from a partially overturned kayak in a rain-swollen western Pennsylvania ... «WKBN.com, Jun 15»
6
Swollen streams flood some northern Indiana areas
BUFFALO, Ind. - Rain-swollen rivers and streams overflowed their banks in many places across northern Indiana, covering some low-lying roads and causing ... «WTHR, Jun 15»
7
Turkish woman ordered to pay for abusive husband's swollen hand
A woman in Ankara has been ordered to pay compensation to her husband after his hand became swollen while beating her, Turkish media has reported. «Hurriyet Daily News, Jun 15»
8
Man Rescued From Rain-Swollen Wilbur Wash
A firefighter waded into the rain-swollen wash around 7:25 p.m. to retrieve the man, who had been clinging to a wall of the channel near Wilbur Avenue and ... «CBS Local, May 15»
9
Roger Daltrey's swollen vocal cords force the Who to postpone three …
North American Tour based on doctors' advice that lead singer Roger Daltrey remain on vocal rest, due to swollen vocal cords, for the remainder of this week. «Straight.com, May 15»
10
Archie Bradley Posted A Selfie of His Swollen Face
Bradley was lucid enough to snap a selfie of his swollen face on the gurney and talk to reporters afterward. He also said he watched the replay numerous times. «The Big Lead, Apr 15»

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