swelling

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swelling

  1. abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
  2. increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity
  3. become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger
  4. expand abnormally
  5. as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things
  6. come up, as of liquids
  7. cause to become swollen

Swelling

• (n.) The act of that which swells; as, the swelling of rivers in spring; the swelling of the breast with pride. • (n.) A protuberance; a prominence • (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swell • (n.) an unnatural prominence or protuberance; as, a scrofulous swelling.
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swelling

(from the article `angioedema`) allergic disorder in which large, localized, painless swellings similar to hives appear under the skin. The swelling is caused by massive ... ...slight blow may damage the skin and underlying soft tissues, as shown by bruising, or contusion, which results from the infiltration of blood into ... ...of t...
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swelling

(from the article `wood`) Wood undergoes dimensional changes when its moisture fluctuates below the fibre saturation point. Loss of moisture results in shrinkage, and gain in ...
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swelling

(swel´ing) transient abnormal enlargement of a body part or area not due to cell proliferation; see also edema. Called also tumefaction, tumescence, and turgescence. eminence. cloudy swelling a term formerly used for an early stage of toxic degeneration of protein constituen...
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swelling

1. The act of that which swells; as, the swelling of rivers in spring; the swelling of the breast with pride. 'Rise to the swelling of the voiceless sea.' (Coleridge) ... 2. <medicine> A protuberance; a prominence; especially, an unnatural prominence or protuberance; as, a scrofulous swelling. 'The superficies of such plates are not even, but...
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swelling

puffiness noun abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
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swelling

(noun) hinchazón
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Swelling

[medical] In medical parlance, swelling, turgescence or tumefaction is a transient abnormal enlargement of a body part or area not caused by proliferation of cells. It is caused by accumulation of fluid in tissues. It can occur throughout the body (generalized), or a specific part or organ can be affected (localized). Swelling is considered...
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Swelling

Swell'ing noun 1. The act of that which swells; as, the swelling of rivers in spring; the swelling of the breast with pride. « Rise to the swelling of the voiceless sea.» Coleridge. 2. A protuberance; a prominence ; especially (Medicine)
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swelling

An increase in the dimensions of wood resulting from an increase in moisture content. Swelling occurs tangentially, radially, and, to a lesser extent, longitudinally
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Swelling

Distortion of cells caused by expansion of the active chemicals due to temperature and pressure effects.
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Swelling

Increase in length or volume. See also Autogenous Volume Change, Contraction, Expansion, and Volume Change.
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swelling

Type: Term Pronunciation: swel′ing Definitions: 1. An enlargement (a protuberance or tumor). 2. In embryology, a primordial elevation that develops into a fold, ridge, or prominence. 3. Loosely used to describe the gross anatomic result of the inflammatory process, as in the swelling of glands or fractured extremities. &...
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swelling

[adj] - becoming puffy as from internal bleeding or accumulation of other fluids 2. [n] - abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
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