Definition of SWELLING

noun : SWELLING

Source: WordNet 3.1

verb : SWELLING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity; "The music swelled to a crescendo" ;

  • 2. (

    ) become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger; "The mother was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son" ;

  • 4. (

    ) come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things); "Strong emotions welled up"; "Smoke swelled from it" ;

  • 5. (

    ) come up, as of a liquid; "Tears well in her eyes"; "the currents well up" ;

  • 6. (

    ) cause to become swollen; "The water swells the wood" ;

Adjective : SWELLING

Source: WordNet 3.1


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