Definition of swelling noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈswelɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈswelɪŋ//
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  1. 1  [uncountable] the condition of being larger or rounder than normal (= of being swollen) Use ice to reduce the swelling. Slight swelling had occurred under his chin.
  2. 2  [countable] a place on your body that has become larger or rounder than normal as the result of an illness or injury The fall left her with a painful swelling above her eye. There is a marked swelling of the lymph nodes. See related entries: Injuries
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