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Meaning of SWELLING

Pronunciation:  'sweleeng

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

SWELLING is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: injured, intumescence, intumescency, lump, puffiness
 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



Webster's 1913 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.

2. A protuberance; a prominence; especially (Med.), an
   unnatural prominence or protuberance; as, a scrofulous

         The superficies of such plates are not even, but
         have many cavities and swellings.     --Sir I.

Easton Bible Dictionary

of Jordan (Jer. 12:5), literally the "pride" of Jordan (as in R.V.), i.e., the luxuriant thickets of tamarisks, poplars, reeds, etc., which were the lair of lions and other beasts of prey. The reference is not to the overflowing of the river banks. (Comp. 49:19; 50:44; Zech. 11:3).