Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun swelling

3 senses of swelling

Sense 1
swelling, puffiness, lump -- (an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement)
       => enlargement -- (the state of being enlarged)
       => symptom -- ((medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease)

Sense 2
bulge, bump, hump, swelling, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion, excrescence -- (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")
       => projection -- (any solid convex shape that juts out from something)

Sense 3
intumescence, intumescency, swelling -- (the increase in volume of certain substances when they are heated (often accompanied by release of water))
       => chemical process, chemical change, chemical action -- ((chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb swell

6 senses of swell

Sense 1
swell -- (increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity; "The music swelled to a crescendo")
       => increase -- (become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased")

Sense 2
swell, puff up -- (become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger; "The mother was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son")
       => act, behave, do -- (behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people")

Sense 3
swell, swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesce -- (expand abnormally; "The bellies of the starving children are swelling")
       => expand -- (become larger in size or volume or quantity; "his business expanded rapidly")

Sense 4
well up, swell -- (come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things); "Strong emotions welled up"; "Smoke swelled from it")
       => originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow -- (come into existence; take on form or shape; "A new religious movement originated in that country"; "a love that sprang up from friendship"; "the idea for the book grew out of a short story"; "An interesting phenomenon uprose")

Sense 5
well, swell -- (come up, as of a liquid; "Tears well in her eyes"; "the currents well up")
       => surface, come up, rise up, rise -- (come to the surface)

Sense 6
swell -- (cause to become swollen; "The water swells the wood")
       => grow -- (cause to grow or develop; "He grows vegetables in his backyard")

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