- un·swell·ing, adjective
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How to use swelling in a sentence
Other reported effects may include fever, shortness of breath, weakness, vomiting, chills, low blood pressure, and even a challenging condition called serum sickness, in which an overactive immune response leads to fever, rash, and joint swelling.Why was the leader of the free world given an experimental therapy? | jakemeth | October 5, 2020 | Fortune
There are more moments of swelling instrumental music than you can count.
Heart images of eight additional athletes showed signs of possible injury to cells without evidence of swelling.College athletes show signs of possible heart injury after COVID-19 | Aimee Cunningham | September 11, 2020 | Science News
The swelling ranks of developers reflect those concerns, said Paul Offit, who runs the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.These countries aren’t waiting for a U.S., China, or U.K. COVID vaccine | Claire Zillman, reporter | August 26, 2020 | Fortune
It puts the onus of smoothing and flattening primarily on the swelling cosmos.
swelling, pus, the whole shebang; an angry reaction that lasted weeks.
But then, once this swelling tide has receded, what happens?
Not hard to imagine what drives this number – money, the ever swelling lubricant of elective office.
“I was hospitalized for two or three days waiting for the swelling to disappear,” he recalled.How His West Point Football Experience Inspired Eisenhower | Nicolaus Mills | November 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She was crying so much that an assistant was tasked with giving her ice packs to reduce the swelling.
It is small in cloudy swelling from toxins and drugs, and variable in renal tuberculosis and neoplasms.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
With fixed bayonets the troops partially succeeded in holding back the swelling crowd.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
It is the earnest wish of (swelling his chest) my future wife and myself that she should take up her abode with us.First Plays | A. A. Milne
Dressed Monte's withers with liniment greatly reducing swelling from saddle-gall.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
And swelling with anger, he thought to revenge upon the Jews the injury done by them that had put him to flight.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
British Dictionary definitions for swelling
the act of expansion or inflation
the state of being or becoming swollen
a swollen or inflated part or area
an abnormal enlargement of a bodily structure or part, esp as the result of injury
- Related adjective: tumescent
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