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    swelling - Dictionary definition and meaning for word swelling

    Definition
    (noun) an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
    Synonyms : lump , puffiness
    Definition
    (noun) something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) the increase in volume of certain substances when they are heated (often accompanied by release of water)
    Synonyms : intumescence , intumescency
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