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Overview of noun swelling

The noun swelling has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) swelling, puffiness, lump

(an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement)

2. bulge, bump, hump, swelling, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion, excrescence

(something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings; "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")

3. intumescence, intumescency, swelling

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

Overview of verb swell

The verb swell has 6 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (5) swell

(increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity; "The music swelled to a crescendo")

2. (4) swell, puff up

(become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger; "The mother was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son")

3. (4) swell, swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesce

(expand abnormally; "The bellies of the starving children are swelling")

4. (1) well up, swell

(come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things); "Strong emotions welled up"; "Smoke swelled from it")

5. (1) well, swell

(come up, as of a liquid; "Tears well in her eyes"; "the currents well up")

6. swell

(cause to become swollen; "The water swells the wood") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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