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Definitions of swelling

  1. The act of that which swells; as, the swelling of rivers in spring; the swelling of the breast with pride. Newage Dictionary DB
  2. A protuberance; a prominence Newage Dictionary DB
  3. an unnatural prominence or protuberance; as, a scrofulous swelling. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. The act of expanding, or increasing in bulk, etc.; state of being so increased; a boil or any enlarged sore part of the body. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Protuberance: a tumor: a rising, as of passion: (B.) inflation by pride. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Protuberance; tumor; rising. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. The act of expanding; enlargement; protuberance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. A tumour or any morbid enlargement; protuberance; prominence; a rising or enlargement by passion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Increasing; tumid; turgid, as style or language. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. becoming puffy as from internal bleeding or accumulation of other fluids; "put ice on the swelling ankle" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. (B.) Inflated, proud, haughty. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Tumid; turgid; bombastic. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for swelling

  1. This swelling usually occurs in all directions, thus holes and bores become of smaller dimensions, while the outside dimensions also increase, bolts become of larger diameter and sometimes increase in length. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  2. There was a proud swelling of the heart as Markland said this. – The Good Time Coming by T. S. Arthur
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