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A lash or blow producing such a mark.
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  1. A lash or blow producing such a mark.
  2. A strip of material, often folded over a cord, placed at the edge or seam of a garment, cushion, etc. to reinforce or trim it
  3. A ridge or bump on the skin caused by a lash or blow or sometimes by an allergic reaction.
A band or ridge woven around the body of a basket to brace it
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  1. A band or ridge woven around the body of a basket to brace it
  2. A mark raised on the skin, as by a whip; a weal or welt.
  3. A raised line or streak made on the skin by the slash of a stick or whip; welt; weal
The body politic
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  1. The body politic
  2. A ridge on the flesh raised by a blow; a welt.
  3. A mark, line, or ridge raised on the skin, as by a blow; welt; wale
A similar growth on a plant, especially one caused by a fungal disease.
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  1. A similar growth on a plant, especially one caused by a fungal disease.
  2. A small growth on the skin caused by a virus, occurring typically on the hands or feet.
  3. A similar growth or protuberance, as on a plant.
A small swelling of the skin, usually caused by acne; a papule or pustule.
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  1. A small swelling of the skin, usually caused by acne; a papule or pustule.
A rune in the Old English alphabet (Ƿ), used to represent the labiovelar semivowel: in Middle English orthography it was replaced by the letter w
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  1. A rune in the Old English alphabet (Ƿ), used to represent the labiovelar semivowel: in Middle English orthography it was replaced by the letter w
  2. A benign skin tumor, esp. of the scalp, consisting of a cyst in which sebaceous matter has been retained
  3. A harmless cyst, especially on the scalp or face, containing the fatty secretion of a sebaceous gland.
A red precious stone, especially a deep-red garnet cut as a cabochon.
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  1. A red precious stone, especially a deep-red garnet cut as a cabochon.
  2. A painful localized bacterial infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue that usually has several openings through which pus is discharged.
  3. A painful bacterial infection (esp. Staphylococcus aureus) deep beneath the skin, having a network of pus-filled boils
The condition or act of boiling.
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  1. The condition or act of boiling.
  2. To change from a liquid to a gaseous state by being heated to the boiling point and being provided with sufficient energy. Boiling is an example of a phase transition.
  3. A painful, circumscribed pus-filled inflammation of the skin and subcutaneous tissue usually caused by a staphylococcal infection.
  1. Pockmark
  2. A mark or scar left in the skin by such a pustule; a pockmark.
  3. A pustule caused by smallpox or a similar eruptive disease.
Something likened to an inflamed, pus-filled lesion:
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  1. Something likened to an inflamed, pus-filled lesion:
  2. Any small elevation like a blister or pimple
  3. A small elevation of the skin containing pus
The act of inflaming or the state of being inflamed.
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  1. The act of inflaming or the state of being inflamed.
  2. A localized protective reaction of tissue to irritation, injury, or infection, characterized by pain, redness, swelling, and sometimes loss of function.
  3. The reaction of a part of the body to injury or infection, characterized by swelling, heat, redness, and pain. The process includes increased blood flow with an influx of white blood cells and other chemical substances that facilitate healing.
A tumor or other abnormal mass of tissue developed in or on the body
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  1. A tumor or other abnormal mass of tissue developed in or on the body
  2. Development from a lower or simpler to a higher or more complex form; evolution.
  3. An increase, as in size, number, value, or strength; extension or expansion:
A hard, thick, painful growth of skin, esp. on a toe, caused by pressure or friction
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  1. A hard, thick, painful growth of skin, esp. on a toe, caused by pressure or friction
  2. (Uncountable) short for corn snow. A type of granular snow formed by repeated melting and re-freezing, often in mountain spring conditions.
  3. (Informal) Corn whiskey.
A small cube of sugar.
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  1. A small cube of sugar.
  2. A solid mass of no special shape, esp. one small enough to be taken up in the hand; hunk
  3. Such a cube or piece made of sugar crystals bound together with sugar syrup
A painful, inflamed swelling of the bursa at the first joint of the big toe, characterized by enlargement of the joint and lateral displacement of the toe.
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  1. A painful, inflamed swelling of the bursa at the first joint of the big toe, characterized by enlargement of the joint and lateral displacement of the toe.
  2. An inflammation and swelling of the bursa at the base of the big toe, with a thickening of the skin
A mass of new tissue growth independent of its surrounding structures, having no physiological function; neoplasm: such tumors are classified as benign or malignant
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  1. A mass of new tissue growth independent of its surrounding structures, having no physiological function; neoplasm: such tumors are classified as benign or malignant
  2. A swollen part; a swelling:
  3. An abnormal growth of tissue resulting from uncontrolled, progressive multiplication of cells and serving no physiological function; a neoplasm.
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  1. Pus.
  2. The formation or discharge of pus.
A similar swelling on a plant.
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  1. A similar swelling on a plant.
  2. A rounded, bulging, usually transparent structure, such as one used for observation on certain aircraft or for display and protection of packaged products.
  3. A raised patch of skin, specif. of epidermis, filled with watery matter and caused by a burn, frostbite, rubbing, etc.
A swollen, inflamed area in bodily tissues, in which pus gathers
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  1. A swollen, inflamed area in bodily tissues, in which pus gathers
  2. A localized collection of pus surrounded by infected tissue.
  3. A localized collection of pus in part of the body, formed by tissue disintegration and surrounded by an inflamed area.
A bruising or being bruised
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  1. A bruising or being bruised
  2. An injury in which the skin is not broken; a bruise.
The process of wearing down or rubbing away by means of friction.
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  1. The process of wearing down or rubbing away by means of friction.
  2. A scraped area on the skin or on a mucous membrane, resulting from injury or irritation.
  3. The process of wearing away a surface by friction. A rock undergoes abrasion when particles of sand or small pieces of rock are carried across its surface by a glacier, stream, or the wind.
A long, narrow, or crested part of the body:
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  1. A long, narrow, or crested part of the body:
  2. Any raised line or raised narrow strip, as in corded fabric, plowed land, etc.
  3. A long, narrow, elevated section of the earth's surface, such as a chain of hills or mountains or the divide between adjacent valleys.
A swelling or lump, esp. one caused by a blow
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  1. A swelling or lump, esp. one caused by a blow
  2. The sound of something bumping:
  3. A slight swelling or lump.
(Informal) A considerable number or amount; a lot:
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  1. (Informal) A considerable number or amount; a lot:
  2. A group of like items or individuals gathered or placed together:
  3. A group of things growing close together; a cluster or clump:
A tight cluster of persons or things:
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  1. A tight cluster of persons or things:
  2. The round, often darker cross section of such a lump as it appears on a piece of cut lumber.
  3. An ornamental bow of ribbon or twist of braid; cockade; epaulet
A dull, clodlike person
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  1. A dull, clodlike person
  2. An irregularly shaped mass or piece.
  3. A solid mass of no special shape, esp. one small enough to be taken up in the hand; hunk
Find another word for swelling. In this page you can discover 29 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for swelling, like: welt, wale, weal, wart, pimple, wen, carbuncle, boil, pock, pustule and inflammation.