Definitions for swelling

Definitions for (noun) swelling

Main entry: intumescence, intumescency, swelling

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

Main entry: protrusion, protuberance, prominence, hump, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, excrescence, extrusion, bulge, bump, swelling

Definition: something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

Usage: 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

Main entry: swelling, puffiness, lump

Definition: an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement

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