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swell

swell

 
 
pronunciation:
swel
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part of speech: verb
inflections: swelled, swelling, swells, swollen
definition: to become larger because of growth or pressure.
The crowd swelled as the night went on.An infection caused his foot to swell.
synonyms:
expand, grow, increase
antonyms:
contract, shrink
similar words:
blow up
Word Builder: swell +
  • swelling:
    an area of the body that is swollen.
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