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  Definition of swelling
  1. the swelling of certain substances when they are heated (often accompanied by release of water)
  2. abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
  3. becoming puffy as from internal bleeding or accumulation of other fluids; "put ice on the swelling ankle"
Similar Words: intumescence, intumescency, puffiness, lump

 

Hyponyms: spermatocele, bloat, bunion, edema, oedema, hydrops, dropsy, hematocele, haematocele, hematocoele, haematocoele, intumescence, intumescency, iridoncus, oscheocele, oscheocoele, tumidity, tumidness

 

Derivational Morphology: swell, swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesce

 

Anagrams: wingless

 

 
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