: an area on someone's body that is larger than normal because of an illness or injury
: the condition of being larger than normal
: something that is swollen; specifically : an abnormal bodily protuberance or localized enlargement
: the condition of being swollen
Examples of SWELLING
- There was a swelling above her eye.
- The swelling around her eye should subside in a few days.
First Known Use of SWELLING
before 12th century
swell·ing noun \ˈswel-iŋ-\ (Medical Dictionary)
: an abnormal bodily protuberance or localized enlargement <an inflammatory swelling>
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