HyperDic: swelling

English > 3 senses of the word swelling:
NOUNstateswelling, puffiness, lumpan abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
shapeswelling, bulge, bump, hump, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion, excrescencesomething that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
processswelling, intumescence, intumescencythe increase in volume of certain substances when they are heated (often accompanied by release of water)
swelling > pronunciation
Soundssweh'lihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > swelling: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningAn abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement.
Synonymspuffiness, lump
Narrowerbloatswelling of the rumen or intestinal tract of domestic animals caused by excessive gas
bunionA painful swelling of the bursa of the first joint of the big toe
edema, oedema, hydrops, dropsyswelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities
hematocele, haematocele, hematocoele, haematocoeleswelling caused by blood collecting in a body cavity (especially a swelling of the membrane covering the testis)
intumescence, intumescencyswelling up with blood or other fluids (as with congestion)
iridoncusswelling of the iris of the eye
lymphogranulomaswelling of a lymph node
oscheocele, oscheocoeleswelling of the scrotum
spermatoceleA swelling on the epididymis or the testis
tumidity, tumidnessSlight swelling of an organ or part
BroaderenlargementThe state of being enlarged
symptom(medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
Spanishbulto, habón, hinchazón, roncha, tumefacción
Catalanbony, fava, inflor
Verbsswellexpand abnormally
English > swelling: 3 senses > noun 2, shape
MeaningSomething that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings.
Synonymsbulge, bump, hump, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion, excrescence
NarrowerbellyA part that bulges deeply
caputA headlike protuberance on an organ or structure
frontal eminenceEither prominence of the frontal bone above each orbit
mogulA bump on a ski slope
nub, nubbleA small lump or protuberance
occipital protuberanceprominence on the outer surface of the occipital bone
snagA sharp protuberance
wartAny small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)
BroaderprojectionAny solid convex shape that juts out from something
Spanishbulto, corcova, excrecencia, extrusión, joroba, prominencia, protuberancia
Catalanbony, gepa, gep, monticle, prominència, protuberància
English > swelling: 3 senses > noun 3, process
MeaningThe increase in volume of certain substances when they are heated (often accompanied by release of water).
Synonymsintumescence, intumescency
Broaderchemical process, chemical change, chemical action(chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
Spanishhinchazón, intumescencia
Catalaninflor, intumescència

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