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Synonyms for swelling
ˈswɛl ɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swelling, puffiness, lump(noun)

    an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement

    Synonyms:
    splashiness, stumblebum, jut, lubber, oaf, ostentation, lummox, inflation, excrescence, gibbosity, glob, ostentatiousness, bulge, hunk, chunk, ball, protrusion, clod, clump, pretentiousness, pompousness, intumescency, hump, pomposity, lout, lump, goon, gibbousness, bump, gawk, protuberance, extrusion, puffiness, prominence, intumescence

  2. bulge, bump, hump, swelling, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion, excrescence(noun)

    something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

    "the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge"; "the hump of a camel"; "he stood on the rocky prominence"; "the occipital protuberance was well developed"; "the bony excrescence between its horns"

    Synonyms:
    lump, expulsion, protrusion, prominence, gibbousness, jut, jutting, intumescence, extrusion, bulge, projection, protuberance, gibbosity, intumescency, bump, blow, puffiness, hump, excrescence

  3. intumescence, intumescency, swelling(noun)

    the increase in volume of certain substances when they are heated (often accompanied by release of water)

    Synonyms:
    prominence, bump, puffiness, extrusion, intumescency, protrusion, jut, excrescence, protuberance, intumescence, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, lump, bulge

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. swelling(a.)

    Synonyms:
    bombastic, pompous, turgid, inflated, tumid, stilted, grandiloquent, pretentious, SPREAD-EAGLE, HIGHFALUTIN, sophomorical, high-flowing, high-sounding

  2. swelling(n.)

    Synonyms:
    swell

  3. swelling(n.)

    Synonyms:
    protuberance, bump

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. swelling(a)

    Synonyms:
    turgent, tumefacient, tumid, turgid, grandiloquent, bombastic, grandiose

  2. swelling(n)

    Synonyms:
    intumescence, turgescence, prominence, protuberance, bump, node, blain, distention

    Antonyms:
    subsidence, detumescence

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    edema, blowing, swell, bulge, inflammation, oedema, ballooning, inflation

How to pronounce swelling?

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How to say swelling in sign language?

  1. swelling

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#10588bump
#13853inflammation
#13952lump
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#16522swell
#23638expulsion
#25645prominence
#27710extrusion
#28274bulge
#28424edema
#29554hump
#36504ballooning
#40884glob
#45824gawk
#47189goon
#48942clump
#67630oaf
#71525oedema
#74471protrusion
#84309lout
#86009jutting
#105622clod
#106140jut
#110233puffiness
#118932ostentation
#164845pomposity
#175168pretentiousness
#180983protuberance
#194859lubber
#261561lummox

How to use swelling in a sentence?

  1. Ken MacQuarrie:

    During the physical attack Oisin Tymon was struck, resulting in swelling and bleeding to his lip.

  2. Alexandar Djelic:

    My genitals swelled up and I was in terrible pain, the swelling was so bad, the doctors had to cut away an outer part of my penis so I can urinate. I was put on a catheter, then got an infection, but survived the horror.

  3. Shaunna Broadway:

    Things got worse, especially with my oldest one. He started to complain of chest pains and not being able to breathe, and his chest started swelling.

  4. Yoshiro Mori:

    What we're trying to avoid above all is swelling expenses that become a huge burden for the people of Japan.

  5. Angel Nelson:

    In the days following, he suffered swelling and bruising around his wrist.


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