Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “swelling”

See all translations

swelling

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈswel.ɪŋ/ us  
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.
Translations of “swelling”
in Korean 부어 오른 곳…
in Arabic وَرَم…
in Portuguese inchaço…
in Catalan inflor…
in Japanese 腫れ, むくみ…
in Italian gonfiore…
in Chinese (Traditional) 腫的地方,腫脹處,腫塊…
in Russian опухоль, припухлость…
in Turkish şişme, şişkinlik, ödem…
in Chinese (Simplified) 肿大处,肿胀处,肿块…
in Polish obrzęk, opuchlizna…
(Definition of swelling from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of swelling?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “swelling”

Definitions of “swelling” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

escapism

a way of avoiding an unpleasant or boring life, especially by thinking, reading, etc. about more exciting but impossible activities

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More