The definition of swollen is something enlarged because of pressure from the inside pushing out.
An example of swollen is an ankle after it has been injured.
alt. pp. of swell
increased in volume or size, as from inner pressure; blown up; distended; bulging
A past participle of swell
- Expanded by or as if by internal pressure; distended: a swollen toe.
- Overblown; bombastic: swollen rhetoric.
(comparative more swollen, superlative most swollen)
- Past participle of swell