Definitions of swelling:
  • noun:   abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
  • noun:   the swelling of certain substances when they are heated (often accompanied by release of water)
  • adjective:   becoming puffy as from internal bleeding or accumulation of other fluids
    Example: "Put ice on the swelling ankle"

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