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swelling Line breaks: swell|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈswɛlɪŋ/

Definition of swelling in English:


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.
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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