Definition Of swelling

verb

(especially of a part of the body) become larger or rounder in size, typically as a result of an accumulation of fluid.

her bruised knee was already swelling up

an abnormal enlargement of a part of the body, typically as a result of an accumulation of fluid.

An aneurysm is an abnormal swelling or bulge in the wall of a blood vessel such as an artery.

becoming greater in intensity, number, amount, or volume.

the swelling ranks of Irish singer-songwriters

Example Of swelling

  • A 58 year old man was referred to the surgical clinic with a swelling in the natal cleft thought to be a pilonidal mass or abscess.

  • A bunion is a bony swelling on the side of the big toe.

  • A small amount of cloudy fluid was expressed through a central punctum within the swelling .

  • An aneurysm is a swelling in part of an artery caused by damage to, or weakness of, a blood vessel wall.

  • An aneurysm is an abnormal swelling or bulge in the wall of a blood vessel such as an artery.


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