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Synonyms for swelling
ˈswɛl ɪŋswelling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swelling, puffiness, lumpnoun

    an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement

    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, excrescencenoun

    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"

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

  3. intumescence, intumescency, swellingnoun

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

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. swellingadjective

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

  2. swellingnoun


  3. swellingnoun

    protuberance, bump

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. swellingadjective

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

  2. swellingnoun

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

    subsidence, detumescence

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "swelling":

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

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  1. Connie Lehman:

    We document every single patient where The Covid vaccine was. So I see a mammogram come up, and the woman had a vaccine in her right arm, and she has asymmetrically enlarged lymph nodes in the right armpit, I put a statement in to the patient and her doctor and I say,' This is a normal response to the vaccine. If you have any clinical concerns, if you can feel the swelling, it gets worse, if you have any concerns, see your doctor. You can always do more evaluation,'.

  2. Rory McIlroy:

    Seventy-two holes, playing with no pain, no swelling, nothing like that, then we knew that, 'OK, you're ready to go.' And if I hadn't have passed that test, I wouldn't have been here.

  3. Bhavya Reddy:

    Once he started to recover( from Covid) his face started to swell, when the swelling did not reduce,( doctors) told us to get the injection.

  4. Passerby Brittany Patterson:

    You could see the swelling on his face, you could tell that his face had a lot of bleeding. He looked, like I said, like he was passed out maybe, or in and out of consciousness or something.

  5. Duncan Swift:

    The swelling 'piggy-bank' of supplier monies held by supermarkets exacerbates the risk of them making unwarranted deductions which causes suppliers financial distress.

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