English noun: swelling
|1.||swelling (state) an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement|
|Broader (hypernym)||enlargement, symptom|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bloat, bunion, dropsy, edema, haematocele, haematocoele, hematocele, hematocoele, hydrops, intumescence, intumescency, iridoncus, lymphogranuloma, oedema, oscheocele, oscheocoele, spermatocele, tumidity, tumidness|
|2.||swelling (shape) something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings|
|Samples||The gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge.|
The hump of a camel.
He stood on the rocky prominence.
The occipital protuberance was well developed.
The bony excrescence between its horns.
|Synonyms||bulge, bump, excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, prominence, protrusion, protuberance|
|Narrower (hyponym)||belly, caput, frontal eminence, mogul, nub, nubble, occipital protuberance, snag, wart|
|3.||swelling (process) the increase in volume of certain substances when they are heated (often accompanied by release of water)|
|Broader (hypernym)||chemical action, chemical change, chemical process|