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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.
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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
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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]
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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.
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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
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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
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swelling

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

swelling

[ˈswelɪŋ] N (Med) → hinchazón f
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swelling

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

[ˈswɛlɪŋ] n (Med) → gonfiore m, tumefazione f
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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.
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swell·ing

n. hinchazón; tumefacción;
pop. bulto, chichón.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

swelling

n hinchazón f
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References in classic literature ?
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!
A swelling, slow and sensationless at first, under his right arm- pit, had become a mild and unceasing pain.
I could feel my knee through my clothes, swelling, and swelling, and I was sick and faint from the pain of it.
My swelling heart involuntarily pours itself out thus.
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.
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!
(And as I listened with swelling heart, I wondered if it was his daughter I was to marry.)
The trail began to rise out of the jungle, dipping at times into festering hollows of unwholesome vegetation, but rising more and more over swelling, unseen hill-slopes or climbing steep hog-backs and rocky hummocks where the forest thinned and blue patches of sky appeared overhead.
And, as he came out into the farmyard, Levin, like a tree in spring that knows not what form will be taken by the young shoots and twigs imprisoned in its swelling buds, hardly knew what undertakings he was going to begin upon now in the farm work that was so dear to him.
(a hill not to be commanded, and where the air is always clear and serene), and to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests, in the vale below; so always that this prospect be with pity, and not with swelling, or pride.
He patted a swelling portfolio that lay on the table at his elbow.
`But he himself in the swelling tide of the rain-swollen river.'