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Swelling

Swelling Meaning & Definition
Swelling Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Swelling?

[n] the swelling of certain substances when they are heated (often accompanied by release of water)
[n] abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
[adj] becoming puffy as from internal bleeding or accumulation of other fluids; "put ice on the swelling ankle"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Swelling: injured | intumescence | intumescency | lump | puffiness

Related Terms | Find terms related to Swelling:

See Also | bloat | bunion | chemical action | chemical change | chemical process | dropsy | edema | haematocele | haematocoele | hematocele | hematocoele | hydrops | intumescence | intumescency | iridoncus | oedema | oscheocele | oscheocoele | spermatocele | symptom | tumidity | tumidness

Swelling In Webster's Dictionary

\Swell"ing\, n. 1. The act of that which swells; as, the swelling of rivers in spring; the swelling of the breast with pride. Rise to the swelling of the voiceless sea. --Coleridge. 2. A protuberance; a prominence; especially (Med.), an unnatural prominence or protuberance; as, a scrofulous swelling. The superficies of such plates are not even, but have many cavities and swellings. --Sir I. Newton.

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