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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How to say swelling in sign language?

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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. Alexandar Djelic:

    My genitals swelled up and I was in terrible pain, the swelling was so bad, the doctors had to cut away an outer part of my penis so I can urinate. I was put on a catheter, then got an infection, but survived the horror.

  2. Alexandar Djelic:

    The swelling was so bad, the doctors had to cut away an outer part of my penis so I can urinate. I was put on a catheter, then got an infection, but survived the horror.

  3. 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.

  4. Ben Famiglietti:

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

  5. Amanda Coates:

    The next day I woke up, and my skin had come off onto the pillow, i went to the doctor immediately because of the pain and severe swelling.

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