Definitions

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  • v. To sink from a swollen state; to subside.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cease from swelling.

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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