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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. (Science: medicine) A protuberance; a prominence; especially, 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)