Definition of swelling in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈswɛlɪŋ/


1An abnormal enlargement of a part of the body, typically as a result of an accumulation of fluid: painless swellings may appear in the lower abdomen
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  • An aneurysm is an abnormal swelling or bulge in the wall of a blood vessel such as an artery.
  • Pregnancy may cause a localised swelling of the gingival papillae, which may bleed or ulcerate.
  • Fungal infections of the scalp can cause kerions pus filled inflammatory swellings that may look like bacterial abscesses.
bump, lump, bulge, inflammation, protuberance, excrescence, enlargement, distension, prominence, protrusion, tumour, node, nodule;
boil, blister, bunion, carbuncle, wen, sty, welt
rare tumescence
1.1A natural rounded protuberance: the lobes are prominent swellings on the base of the brain

Words that rhyme with swelling

dwelling, misspelling, self-propelling, spelling, telling, upwelling

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