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swell·ing

 (swĕl′ĭng)
n.
1. The state of being swollen.
2. Something swollen, especially an abnormally swollen body part or area.

swelling

(ˈswɛlɪŋ)
n
1. the act of expansion or inflation
2. the state of being or becoming swollen
3. a swollen or inflated part or area
4. (Pathology) an abnormal enlargement of a bodily structure or part, esp as the result of injury

swell•ing

(ˈswɛl ɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of a person or thing that swells.
2. a swollen part.
3. an abnormal enlargement or protuberance, as that resulting from edema.
[before 900]

Swelling

 a rising emotion; an inflation by pride, etc.
Examples: swelling of the deep, 1781; of grief, 1709; of heads—Daily Telegraph, 1984; of vain hopes, 1750; of floating tide, 1676.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swelling - an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargementswelling - an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
spermatocele - a swelling on the epididymis or the testis; usually contains spermatozoa
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
enlargement - the state of being enlarged
bloat - swelling of the rumen or intestinal tract of domestic animals caused by excessive gas
bunion - a painful swelling of the bursa of the first joint of the big toe
dropsy, edema, hydrops, oedema - swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities
haematocele, haematocoele, hematocele, hematocoele - swelling caused by blood collecting in a body cavity (especially a swelling of the membrane covering the testis)
intumescence, intumescency - swelling up with blood or other fluids (as with congestion)
iridoncus - swelling of the iris of the eye
lymphogranuloma - swelling of a lymph node
oscheocele, oscheocoele - swelling of the scrotum
tumidity, tumidness - slight swelling of an organ or part
2.swelling - something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundingsswelling - something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings; "the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge"; "the hump of a camel"; "he stood on the rocky prominence"; "the occipital protuberance was well developed"; "the bony excrescence between its horns"
frontal eminence - either prominence of the frontal bone above each orbit
occipital protuberance - prominence on the outer surface of the occipital bone
belly - a part that bulges deeply; "the belly of a sail"
caput - a headlike protuberance on an organ or structure; "the caput humeri is the head of the humerus which fits into a cavity in the scapula"
mogul - a bump on a ski slope
nub, nubble - a small lump or protuberance
snag - a sharp protuberance
wart - any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)
projection - any solid convex shape that juts out from something
3.swelling - the increase in volume of certain substances when they are heated (often accompanied by release of water)
chemical action, chemical change, chemical process - (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved

swelling

noun enlargement, lump, puffiness, bump, blister, bulge, inflammation, dilation, protuberance, distension, tumescence There is some swelling and he is being detained for observation.
Related words
adjective tumescent

swelling

noun
A small raised area of skin resulting from a light blow or an insect sting, for example:
Translations
إنْتِفاخ الجِلْد
otok
bulehævelse
bólga, òroti
opuchlina
oteklina
şişlik

swelling

[ˈswelɪŋ] N (Med) → hinchazón f

swelling

[ˈswɛlɪŋ] n
(= condition of being swollen) → gonflement m, enflure f
(= bump) → grosseur f

swelling

n
Verdickung f; (Med) → Schwellung f
(= act, of ankle, arm, eye, sound) → Anschwellen nt; (of sails)Blähen nt; (of wood)Quellen nt; (of population, debt etc)Anwachsen nt
adj attr ankle etc(an)schwellend; sailsgebläht; soundanschwellend; numberssteigend, anwachsend, zunehmend; line, curvegeschwungen; her swelling breastsdie Wölbung ihrer Brüste

swelling

[ˈswɛlɪŋ] n (Med) → gonfiore m, tumefazione f

swell

(swel) past tense swelled: past participle swollen (ˈswoulən) verb
to make or become larger, greater or thicker. The insect-bite made her finger swell; The continual rain had swollen the river; I invited her to join us on the excursion in order to swell the numbers.
noun
a rolling condition of the sea, usually after a storm. The sea looked fairly calm but there was a heavy swell.
adjective
(especially American) used as a term of approval. a swell idea; That's swell!
ˈswelling noun
a swollen area, especially on the body as a result of injury, disease etc. She had a swelling on her arm where the wasp had stung her.
swollen (ˈswəulən) adjective
increased in size, thickness etc, through swelling. a swollen river; He had a swollen ankle after falling down the stairs.
ˌswollen-ˈheaded adjective
too pleased with oneself; conceited. He's very swollen-headed about his success.
swell out
to (cause to) bulge. The sails swelled out in the wind.
swell up
(of a part of the body) to swell. The toothache made her face swell up.

swell·ing

n. hinchazón; tumefacción;
pop. bulto, chichón.

swelling

n hinchazón f
References in classic literature ?
Yet the ear, it fully knows, By the twanging And the clanging, How the danger ebbs and flows; Yet, the ear distinctly tells, In the jangling And the wrangling, How the danger sinks and swells, By the sinking or the swelling in the anger of the bells - Of the bells - Of the bells, bells, bells, bells, Bells, bells, bells - In the clamour and the clangour of the bells!
She was coming down on us with swelling sails, looking delicately tall and exquisitely noble through the mist.
But he himself in the swelling tide of the rain-swollen river.
In the hospitals, death was so certain that soldiers suffering from fever, or the swelling that came from bad food, preferred to remain on duty, and hardly able to drag their legs went to the front rather than to the hospitals.
On the first of June the ship got under way, and dropped down to Baker's Bay, where she was detained for a few days by a head wind; but early in the morning of the fifth stood out to sea with a fine breeze and swelling canvas, and swept off gaily on her fatal voyage, from which she was never to return!
While we smile at the simplicity of his heart and the narrowness of his views, which made him regard everything out of the direct path of his daily duty, and the rigid exigencies of the service, as trivial and impertinent, which inspired him with contempt for the swelling vanity of some of his coadjutors, and the literary exercises and curious researches of others, we cannot but applaud that strict and conscientious devotion to the interests of his employer, and to what he considered the true objects of the enterprise in which he was engaged.
Come, bright love of fame, inspire my glowing breast: not thee I will call, who, over swelling tides of blood and tears, dost bear the heroe on to glory, while sighs of millions waft his spreading sails; but thee, fair, gentle maid, whom Mnesis, happy nymph, first on the banks of Hebrus did produce.
I cannot help suspending my narration to reflect a little on the ridiculous speculations of those swelling philosophers, whose arrogance would prescribe laws to nature, and subject those astonishing effects, which we behold daily, to their idle reasonings and chimerical rules.
For fear of poison, Sheldon had immediately scarified the wound and injected permanganate of potash; but in spite of the precaution the shoulder was swelling rapidly.
Although he lay on his left side, never less than twice, and often three and four times, the hurt of the swelling woke him.
The culprit was found to be the battery swelling inside, causing the front panel of the phone to bend and separate itself from the body.
To study the incidence of thyroid swellings attending in our tertiary hospital, to analyse the incidence of thyroid swellings for different pathological entities and to study the role of FNAC in comparison with histopathology in diagnosis of thyroid swelling.