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Definition of "swelling" []

  • The state of being swollen. (noun)
  • Something swollen, especially an abnormally swollen body part or area. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "swelling" in a sentence
  • "If I see a swelling following a bug bite (if a swelling is anything bigger than normally), I should give my son a prescribed dose of both medicines immediately."
  • "` ` These kind of injuries, you always wait until the next day and see how the swelling is and just see how he reacts from it. ''"
  • "The reaction of tissues to irritants or injury, resulting in swelling, pain, redness or heat."