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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 ?
The swelling lines of her figure had been hidden under the shapeless rags she wore in the fields.
Still that breathing silence, which marks the drowsy sultriness of an American landscape in July, pervaded the secluded spot, interrupted only by the low voices of the men, the occasional and lazy tap of a woodpecker, the discordant cry of some gaudy jay, or a swelling on the ear, from the dull roar of a distant waterfall.
Thence, swelling over the rim of moss-grown stones, the water stole away under the fence, through what we regret to call a gutter, rather than a channel.
The eloquent voice, on which the souls of the listening audience had been borne aloft as on the swelling waves of the sea, at length came to a pause.
Hard by the farmhouse was a vast barn, that might have served for a church; every window and crevice of which seemed bursting forth with the treasures of the farm; the flail was busily resounding within it from morning to night; swallows and martins skimmed twittering about the eaves; an rows of pigeons, some with one eye turned up, as if watching the weather, some with their heads under their wings or buried in their bosoms, and others swelling, and cooing, and bowing about their dames, were enjoying the sunshine on the roof.
Lank Bildad, as pilot, headed the first watch, and ever and anon, as the old craft deep dived into the green seas, and sent the shivering frost all over her, and the winds howled, and the cordage rang, his steady notes were heard, -- Sweet fields beyond the swelling flood, Stand dressed in living green.
For young whales, in the highest health, and swelling with noble aspirations, prematurely cut off in the warm flush and May of life, with all their panting lard about them; even these brawny, buoyant heroes do sometimes sink.
It was a very obstinate sprain; the swelling would not go down, and the pain still continued.
The glacier's surface is not smooth and level, but has deep swales and swelling elevations, and sometimes has the look of a tossing sea whose turbulent billows were frozen hard in the instant of their most violent motion; the glacier's surface is not a flawless mass, but is a river with cracks or crevices, some narrow, some gaping wide.
And at the zenith of his fame, how he would suddenly appear at the old village and stalk into church, brown and weather-beaten, in his black velvet doublet and trunks, his great jack-boots, his crimson sash, his belt bristling with horse-pistols, his crime-rusted cut- lass at his side, his slouch hat with waving plumes, his black flag unfurled, with the skull and crossbones on it, and hear with swelling ecstasy the whisperings, "It's Tom Sawyer the Pirate
There was a long pause, during which Rebecca sat down by the bedside and timidly touched her aunt's hand, her heart swelling with tender pity at the gaunt face and closed eyes.
He was too angry to say another word; her manner too decided to invite supplication; and in this state of swelling resentment, and mutually deep mortification, they had to continue together a few minutes longer, for the fears of Mr.