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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 swollen
 (a.)腫大的,水漲的,誇張的,驕傲的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Swell v. i. [imp. Swelled p. p. Swelled or Swollen p. pr. & vb. n. Swelling.]
 1. To grow larger; to dilate or extend the exterior surface or dimensions, by matter added within, or by expansion of the inclosed substance; as, the legs swell in dropsy; a bruised part swells; a bladder swells by inflation.
 2. To increase in size or extent by any addition; to increase in volume or force; as, a river swells, and overflows its banks; sounds swell or diminish.
 3. To rise or be driven into waves or billows; to heave; as, in tempest, the ocean swells into waves.
 4. To be puffed up or bloated; as, to swell with pride.
    You swell at the tartan, as the bull is said to do at scarlet.   --Sir W. Scott.
 5. To be inflated; to belly; as, the sails swell.
 6. To be turgid, bombastic, or extravagant; as, swelling words; a swelling style.
 7. To protuberate; to bulge out; as, a cask swells in the middle.
 8. To be elated; to rise arrogantly.
    Your equal mind yet swells not into state.   --Dryden.
 9. To grow upon the view; to become larger; to expand. “Monarchs to behold the swelling scene!”
 10. To become larger in amount; as, many little debts added, swell to a great amount.
 11. To act in a pompous, ostentatious, or arrogant manner; to strut; to look big.
    Here he comes, swelling like a turkey cock.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Swoll·en p. p. of Swell.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Swoll·en, a. Enlarged by swelling; immoderately increased; as, swollen eyes; swollen streams.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 swell
      adj : very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a
            great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"
            [syn: bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy,
             great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not
            bad(p), peachy, slap-up, smashing]
      n 1: the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea [syn:
            crestless wave]
      2: a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor)
      3: a crescendo followed by a decrescendo
      4: a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
         [syn: dandy, dude, fop, gallant, sheik, beau,
         fashion plate, clotheshorse]
      v 1: increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity; "The
           music swelled to a crescendo"
      2: become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger; "The mother
         was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son"
         [syn: puff up]
      3: expand abnormally; "The bellies of the starving children are
         swelling" [syn: swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesce]
      4: as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things;
         "Strong emotions welled up"; "Smoke swelled from it" [syn:
          well up]
      5: come up; "Tears well in her eyes" [syn: well]
      6: cause to become swollen; "The water swells the wood"
      [also: swollen]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 swollen
      adj 1: abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas; "hungry
             children with bloated stomachs"; "he had a grossly
             distended stomach"; "eyes with puffed (or puffy)
             lids"; "swollen hands"; "tumescent tissue"; "puffy
             tumid flesh" [syn: bloated, distended, puffed, puffy,
              tumescent, tumid, turgid]
      2: abnormally expanded or increased in size; (`swollen' is
         sometimes used in combination); "distended wineskins";
         "the need to clean out swollen inventories"; "the raisins
         were plump and soft and swollen from being soaked"; "huge
         blood-swollen mosquitoes" [syn: distended]
      3: characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense
         of self-importance; "a conceited fool"; "an attitude of
         self-conceited arrogance"; "an egotistical disregard of
         others"; "so swollen by victory that he was unfit for
         normal duty"; "growing ever more swollen-headed and
         arbitrary"; "vain about her clothes" [syn: conceited, egotistic,
          egotistical, self-conceited, swollen-headed, vain]
      4: overfull with water; "swollen rivers and creeks" [syn: flooding,
          in flood(p), overflowing]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 swollen
      See swell