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Meaning of swelling

swell•ing

Pronunciation: (swel'ing), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of a person or thing that swells.
  2. the condition of being or becoming swollen.
  3. a swollen part; a protuberance or prominence.
  4. an abnormal enlargement or protuberance, as that resulting from edema.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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