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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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Swellingnoun

    Etymology: from swell.

    The superficies of such plates are not even, but have many cavities and swellings, which how shallow soever do a little vary the thickness of the plate. Isaac Newton, Opticks.

    My heart was torn in pieces to see the husband suppressing and keeping down the swellings of his grief. Tatler.

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

Freebase

  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. Ben Famiglietti:

    It helps reduce the swelling around the joint, and that's what I’m trying to improve: range of motion and stability.

  2. Kenzo Kase:

    It is useful for addressing swelling and bruising in the early stages of recovery from injury or surgery, and for stability and muscle support during rehabilitation and to increase the speed of recovery.

  3. David Kelly:

    This would allow us to supply the economy with extra workers to match the inevitably swelling number of dependents.

  4. Bobbi Pritt:

    Usually eating one will just cause mild pain and localized swelling if it bites or stings you.

  5. Steve Kerr:

    He had some swelling and when you get older, things take longer to heal. In my case, years, this is what happens when you have that much mileage. Something happens and it keeps you out a little bit longer. It’s not a long-term concern.

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