Swell"ing, n.

1.

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. Coleridge.

2.

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.

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