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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 swell·ing /ˈswɛlɪŋ-/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Swell v. i. [imp. Swelled p. p. Swelled or Swollen p. pr. & vb. n. Swelling.]
 1. To grow larger; to dilate or extend the exterior surface or dimensions, by matter added within, or by expansion of the inclosed substance; as, the legs swell in dropsy; a bruised part swells; a bladder swells by inflation.
 2. To increase in size or extent by any addition; to increase in volume or force; as, a river swells, and overflows its banks; sounds swell or diminish.
 3. To rise or be driven into waves or billows; to heave; as, in tempest, the ocean swells into waves.
 4. To be puffed up or bloated; as, to swell with pride.
    You swell at the tartan, as the bull is said to do at scarlet.   --Sir W. Scott.
 5. To be inflated; to belly; as, the sails swell.
 6. To be turgid, bombastic, or extravagant; as, swelling words; a swelling style.
 7. To protuberate; to bulge out; as, a cask swells in the middle.
 8. To be elated; to rise arrogantly.
    Your equal mind yet swells not into state.   --Dryden.
 9. To grow upon the view; to become larger; to expand. “Monarchs to behold the swelling scene!”
 10. To become larger in amount; as, many little debts added, swell to a great amount.
 11. To act in a pompous, ostentatious, or arrogant manner; to strut; to look big.
    Here he comes, swelling like a turkey cock.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Swell·ing, n.
 1. The act of that which swells; as, the swelling of rivers in spring; the swelling of the breast with pride.
    Rise to the swelling of the voiceless sea.   --Coleridge.
 2. A protuberance; a prominence; especially Med., an unnatural prominence or protuberance; as, a scrofulous swelling.
    The superficies of such plates are not even, but have many cavities and swellings.   --Sir I. Newton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : becoming puffy as from internal bleeding or accumulation of
            other fluids; "put ice on the swelling ankle"
      n 1: abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement [syn: puffiness,
      2: the swelling of certain substances when they are heated
         (often accompanied by release of water) [syn: intumescence,

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    of Jordan (Jer. 12:5), literally the "pride" of Jordan (as in
    R.V.), i.e., the luxuriant thickets of tamarisks, poplars,
    reeds, etc., which were the lair of lions and other beasts of
    prey. The reference is not to the overflowing of the river
    banks. (Comp. 49:19; 50:44; Zech. 11:3).