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Related / Similar Words: distended, bloated, puffed, puffy, tumescent, tumid, turgid, flooding, in flood(p), overflowing, conceited, egotistic, egotistical, self-conceited, swollen-headed, vain

 

Definition:
  • 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";
  • 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";
  • overfull with water; "swollen rivers and creeks";
  • 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 mo;

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