swelling

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

swelling

noun

: an area on someone's body that is larger than normal because of an illness or injury

: the condition of being larger than normal

Full Definition of SWELLING

1
:  something that is swollen; specifically :  an abnormal bodily protuberance or localized enlargement
2
:  the condition of being swollen

Examples of SWELLING

  1. There was a swelling above her eye.
  2. The swelling around her eye should subside in a few days.

First Known Use of SWELLING

before 12th century

Rhymes with SWELLING

swell·ing

noun \ˈswel-iŋ-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SWELLING

: an abnormal bodily protuberance or localized enlargement <an inflammatory swelling>

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