What does swelling mean?

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ˈswɛl ɪŋswelling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swelling, puffiness, lump(noun)

    an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement

  2. bulge, bump, hump, swelling, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion, excrescence(noun)

    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, swelling(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. swelling(Noun)

    The state of being swollen.

  2. swelling(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swelling

    of Swell

  2. Swelling(noun)

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

  3. Swelling(noun)

    a protuberance; a prominence

  4. Swelling(noun)

    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. Shannon Howard:

    Vinegar is your best bet if you do get stung, most people don’t have vinegar so you want to get the tentacles off of your skin so you can rinse the tentacles off if you can, you can try to use tweezers to get the tentacles off. For the pain and swelling, heat is what you need.

  2. Yoshiro Mori:

    What we're trying to avoid above all is swelling expenses that become a huge burden for the people of Japan.

  3. Passerby Brittany Patterson:

    You could see the swelling on his face, you could tell that his face had a lot of bleeding. He looked, like I said, like he was passed out maybe, or in and out of consciousness or something.

  4. Surgeon Dr. Dendy Engelman:

    Not only can significant pain, swelling, and bruising result from these suction techniques, but there is potential risk for scarring and permanent disfigurement with repeated attempts.

  5. Sapna Westley:

    The cold is vasoconstricting, so it reduces the amount of blood flowing to the bite area to reduce swelling and itching.

Images & Illustrations of swelling

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