What does the word swollen mean?

    Part of speech: past tense

  • Swelled.

Usage examples for swollen

  1. He had about made up his mind what line to take with his daughter, when she ceased her sobbing and looked up through swollen eyes to relieve him of the necessity for talking her over to his point view. – Rung Ho! by Talbot Mundy
  2. Jim groaned again, and lifted his swollen leg with an effort just as Brother Parker said, " Let us pray." – The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories Strength of Gideon; Mammy Peggy's Pride; Viney's Free Papers; The Fruitful Sleeping of The Rev. Elisha Edwards; The Ingrate; The Case of 'Ca'line'; The Finish of Patsy Barnes; One Man's Fortunes; Jim's Probation; U by Paul Laurence Dunbar
  3. " Well, you are a beauty, sure enough," she said, addressing her swollen and disfigured countenance. – The Major by Ralph Connor