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Definition 1: the increase in volume of certain substances when they are heated (often accompanied by release of water) - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for swelling in the sense of this definition

(swelling is a kind of ...) (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved

Definition 2: something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where swelling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for swelling in the sense of this definition

(swelling is a kind of ...) any solid convex shape that juts out from something

(... is a kind of swelling ) either prominence of the frontal bone above each orbit

(... is a kind of swelling ) prominence on the outer surface of the occipital bone

(... is a kind of swelling ) a part that bulges deeply

"the belly of a sail"

(... is a kind of swelling ) a headlike protuberance on an organ or structure

"the caput humeri is the head of the humerus which fits into a cavity in the scapula"

(... is a kind of swelling ) a bump on a ski slope

(... is a kind of swelling ) a small lump or protuberance

(... is a kind of swelling ) a sharp protuberance

(... is a kind of swelling ) any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)

Definition 3: an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for swelling in the sense of this definition

(swelling is a kind of ...) (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

(swelling is a kind of ...) the state of being enlarged

(... is a kind of swelling ) a swelling on the epididymis or the testis; usually contains spermatozoa

(... is a kind of swelling ) swelling of the scrotum

(... is a kind of swelling ) swelling of a lymph node

(... is a kind of swelling ) swelling of the iris of the eye

(... is a kind of swelling ) swelling up with blood or other fluids (as with congestion)

(... is a kind of swelling ) swelling caused by blood collecting in a body cavity (especially a swelling of the membrane covering the testis)

(... is a kind of swelling ) swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities

(... is a kind of swelling ) a painful swelling of the bursa of the first joint of the big toe

(... is a kind of swelling ) swelling of the rumen or intestinal tract of domestic animals caused by excessive gas

(... is a kind of swelling ) slight swelling of an organ or part

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