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.
A protuberance; a prominence
; especially Med.
an unnatural prominence or protuberance; as, a scrofulous swelling.
The superficies of such plates are not even, but have many cavities and swellings.
Sir I. Newton.
© Webster 1913.