What are some alternative words for swelling?

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 for "swelling":

    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

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How to use swelling in a sentence?

  1. Lance Lynn:

    It didn't feel good at the beginning, it doesn't feel great right now, either, but there's not a ton of swelling, I hear that's a good thing.

  2. John Boris:

    If they're getting brain swelling at 10 mgs and their 6 mg dose is showing limited efficacy, it draws into question Biogen's program.

  3. Yoshiro Mori:

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

  4. Pooja Newman:

    I felt my lips swelling and couldn’t breathe, i knew I was in trouble.

  5. Kenzo Kase:

    It is useful for addressing swelling and bruising in the early stages of recovery from injury or surgery, and for stability and muscle support during rehabilitation and to increase the speed of recovery.

Images & Illustrations of swelling

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