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swelling

swell·ing

swelling

 
pronunciation:
swe lIng
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or condition of something that is swelling or swollen.
Ice packs will control the swelling.
similar words:
swell
definition 2: a part that is swollen, esp. abnormally or pathologically.
She has a large swelling where the bee stung her arm.
similar words:
lump, swell
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