Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To cease from swelling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To sink from a swollen state; to subside.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb obsolete, intransitive To sink from a swollen state; to subside.

Etymologies

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swell

Examples

  • You see, I had had my boots off, to unswell my feet, and just then I took up one of them to put it on, and I catched a glimpse of the heelbottom, and it just took my breath away.

    Tom Sawyer, Detective

  • I had had my boots off, to unswell my feet, and just then I took up one of them to put it on, and I catched a glimpse of the heel-bottom, and it just took my breath away.

    Tom Sawyer, Detective

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