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noun American English pronunciation: swelling /ˈswelɪŋ/ 
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pluralswellings

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  1. [countable] an area of your body that has increased in size as a result of an injury or an illness

    A large swelling had come up on my ankle.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] the increase in size of an area of your body caused by an injury or an illness

      An ice pack should help to reduce the swelling.

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