Definition of “swelling” - English Dictionary

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“swelling” in British English

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swellingnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈswel.ɪŋ/ us /ˈswel.ɪŋ/

a part of your body that has become bigger because of illness or injury:

Put your foot into cold water to help the swelling go down.

(Definition of “swelling” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)