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Noun
The state of being swollen
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The action or state of enlarging or being enlarged
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Differential diagnosis includes abscess, metaplasia, and neoplasia
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A localized physical condition in which part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful, especially as a reaction to injury or infection
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The state of being satiated or sated, of being full, of being at maximum capacity
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The swell or heave of the sea
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A swaggering show of defiance or courage
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Adjective
Swelling out
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Moving up and down like waves
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Becoming larger in size, degree or intensity
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Rounded, curving outward
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Having a large scope or range
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Greater than average in size, amount, value or degree
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(archaic) In a late stage of pregnancy
Verb
Present participle for to increase in amount, size, degree or value
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“The lentils will swell with cooking so maybe add some more water if its looking a little dry.”
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Present participle for become or make greater in intensity, number, amount, or volume
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“These bring an influx of travelling cod in to swell the ranks of any resident cod, plus the big fast tides will displace more food for the cod to eat and stir up some coloured water which cod feed best in.”
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Present participle for be intensely affected or filled with a particular emotion
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“The old man seemed to swell with wrath and outrage.”
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Present participle for to become or make greater in intensity, number, amount, or volume
“The graduate entry scheme has swelled the numbers entering the profession.”
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Present participle for to become or make greater in intensity, number, amount, or volume
“He passed a pub, the sound of loud music swelling from inside.”
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Present participle for to make larger in physical size, or increase the capacity of
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Present participle for rise and fall
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Present participle for to thicken, especially by boiling, evaporation, or condensation
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Present participle for to vomit or retch
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Present participle for to be in great abundance
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Present participle for pride
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Present participle for to cause inflammation to (one's skin)
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Present participle for to bend or turn in a curved direction or motion
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Present participle for wave
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Present participle for to (excessively) boast about one's accomplishments, qualities, or possessions
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Present participle for to sob without restraint
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Present participle for become upset, excited
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Present participle for breathe in repeated short gasps
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