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Noun
Protuberant or abnormally distended
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“In these cases, the external auditory canal lacks cerumen and is lined by dry, hypertrophic skin with variable swelling and stenosis.”
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An increase in quantity, size, or degree
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The state of swelling caused by the congestion of blood vessels
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The state of being satiated or sated, of being full, of being at maximum capacity
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A rolling or heaving motion, especially of a body of water
Adjective
Jutting or projecting outwards
Adjective
Having the characteristics of a wave
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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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Adjective
(archaic) In a late stage of pregnancy
Verb
Present participle for to become increasingly bloated or large in size
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“Hot air found its way into the balloon, which began to swell and rise out of the basket.”
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Present participle for to increase, or cause to increase, in amount, degree or value
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“Mr. Borda expected kangaroo numbers would swell again in September or October and predicted the state would not cope with more animals.”
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Present participle for to be filled with something, or be intensely affected by an emotion
“The thought of managing his own store someday made Glen swell with pride.”
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Present participle for to become or make louder in volume
“The great city was waking up, and the noise began to swell, like the roar of the sea.”
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Present participle for to move, or cause to move, in a wavelike motion
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Present participle for to thicken, especially by boiling, evaporation, or condensation
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Present participle for to be in great abundance
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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 to become excitedly upset or angry
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Present participle for to have or cause to have blisters
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Present participle for to congratulate (oneself) proudly
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