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Noun
The state of being swollen
Verb
Present participle for to make greater in size, amount, or number
“The lentils will swell with cooking so maybe add some more water if its looking a little dry.”
Verb
Present participle for become or make greater in intensity, number, amount, or volume
“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.”
Verb
Present participle for be intensely affected or filled with a particular emotion
“The old man seemed to swell with wrath and outrage.”
Verb
“The graduate entry scheme has swelled the numbers entering the profession.”
Verb
“He passed a pub, the sound of loud music swelling from inside.”
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