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Definition of Swelling

Swelling

  1. of Swell
  2. The act of that which swells; as, the swelling of rivers in spring; the swelling of the breast with pride.
  3. A protuberance; a prominence
  4. an unnatural prominence or protuberance; as, a scrofulous swelling.

Swelling Quotations

The painter who is familiar with the nature of the sinews, muscles, and tendons, will know very well, in giving movement to a limb, how many and which sinews cause it; and which muscle, by swelling, causes the contraction of that sinew; and which sinews, expanded into the thinnest cartilage, surround and support the said muscle.
Leonardo da Vinci

Age is not all decay; it is the ripening, the swelling, of the fresh life within, that withers and bursts the husk.
George MacDonald

It is in war that the State really comes into its own: swelling in power, in number, in pride, in absolute dominion over the economy and the society.
Murray Rothbard

When I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see whether he is swelling or growing.
Woodrow Wilson

Every man who takes office in Washington either grows or swells, and when I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see whether he is growing or swelling.
Woodrow Wilson
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Swelling Translations

swelling in Dutch is pof, poef
swelling in French is foisonnement
swelling in German is anschwellend, Schwellung
swelling in Portuguese is inchamento

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