What does swelling mean?

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ˈswɛl ɪŋswelling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swelling, puffiness, lumpnoun

    an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement

  2. bulge, bump, hump, swelling, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion, excrescencenoun

    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"

  3. intumescence, intumescency, swellingnoun

    the increase in volume of certain substances when they are heated (often accompanied by release of water)

Wiktionary

  1. swellingnoun

    The state of being swollen.

  2. swellingnoun

    Anything swollen, especially any abnormally swollen part of the body.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swelling

    of Swell

  2. Swellingnoun

    the act of that which swells; as, the swelling of rivers in spring; the swelling of the breast with pride

  3. Swellingnoun

    a protuberance; a prominence

  4. Swellingnoun

    an unnatural prominence or protuberance; as, a scrofulous swelling

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  1. Swelling

    In medical parlance, swelling, turgescence or tumefaction is a transient abnormal enlargement of a body part or area not caused by proliferation of cells. It is caused by accumulation of fluid in tissues. It can occur throughout the body, or a specific part or organ can be affected. Swelling is considered one of the five characteristics of inflammation; along with pain, heat, redness, and loss of function. In a general sense, the suffix "-megaly" is used to indicate a growth, as in hepatomegaly, acromegaly, and splenomegaly. A body part may swell in response to injury, infection, or disease. Swelling, especially of the ankle, can occur if the body is not circulating fluid well. Generalized swelling, or massive edema, is a common sign in severely ill people. Although slight edema may be difficult to detect to the untrained eye, especially in an overweight person, massive edema is very obvious.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of swelling in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of swelling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of swelling in a Sentence

  1. Christian Dalsgaard:

    Patients can be [made] aware of increased swelling, edema is not well understood but is an indicator something is wrong.

  2. Bhavya Reddy:

    Once he started to recover( from Covid) his face started to swell, when the swelling did not reduce,( doctors) told us to get the injection.

  3. Heather Priebe:

    I was experiencing a lot of swelling, my kidneys started to fail, and we had to start searching for a donor.

  4. Ja Du:

    I think things that made no sense to most people make sense to us on an individual level in almost every person, like a swelling feeling you feel when you listen to dramatic music, it’s all sound and vibration but something in it relates to your soul on such a subconscious level that you connect with it, and [ that’s ] how I feel about the Filipino culture.

  5. Lance Lynn:

    It didn't feel good at the beginning, it doesn't feel great right now, either, but there's not a ton of swelling, I hear that's a good thing.

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