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swelling

noun
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
swell‧ing
1 [countable]MI an area of your body that has become larger than normal, because of illness or injury
swelling in/on
a painless swelling in his neck
2 [uncountable]MI the condition of having swelled:
The spider's bite can cause pain and swelling.
These tablets should reduce the swelling.

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