Swelling definitions


the increase in volume of certain substances when they are heated (often accompanied by release of water)

See also: intumescence intumescency


something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

See also: bulge bump excrescence extrusion gibbosity gibbousness hump jut prominence protrusion protuberance


an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement

See also: lump puffiness