be, feel, look, seem
become, get

Her legs got swollen from standing up all day.

extremely, fairly, very, etc.

Her face was still very swollen.


His ankle is bruised and quite badly swollen.


Her eyes were all red and swollen from crying.

a little, slightly, etc.
be red and swollen

Her eyes were all red and swollen from crying.

swollen shut

One of her eyes was swollen shut.

Swollen is used with these nouns: ↑ankle, ↑belly, ↑eye, ↑foot, ↑gland, ↑gum, ↑joint, ↑knuckle, ↑mouth, ↑nipple, ↑nose, ↑river, ↑stomach, ↑tonsils

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  • swollen — 1 the past participle of swell 1 2 adjective 1 a part of your body that is swollen is bigger than usual because of illness or injury: He bandaged his swollen ankle. 2 a river that is swollen has more water in it than usual 3 have a swollen… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • swollen — [[t]swo͟ʊl(ə)n[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If a part of your body is swollen, it is larger and rounder than normal, usually as a result of injury or illness. My eyes were so swollen I could hardly see. 2) ADJ GRADED A swollen river has more water in it… …   English dictionary

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