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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Swell  \Swell\,  v.  i.  [imp.  {Swelled};  p.  p.  {Swelled}  or 
  {Swollen};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Swelling}.]  [AS.  swellan  akin  to 
  D.  zwellen  OS  &  OHG.  swellan  G.  schwellen  Icel.  svella, 
  Sw  sv["a]lla.] 
  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. 
  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 
  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!''  --Shak. 
  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)  [web1913]: 
  Swollen  \Swoll"en\,  a. 
  Enlarged  by  swelling;  immoderately  increased;  as  swollen 
  eyes;  swollen  streams. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Swollen  \Swoll"en\, 
  p.  p.  of  {Swell}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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}] 
  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}] 

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