Part of speech:
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 scraping or rubbing off, as of skin
Something, such as a bulge, knob, or swelling, that protrudes.
Rise is defined as to wake up, stand up, go to a higher place or increase in amount.
A tape or covered cord sewn into a seam as reinforcement or trimming.
A mark, line, or ridge raised on the skin, as by a blow; welt; wale
A hard rough lump growing on the skin, caused by infection with certain viruses and occurring typically on the hands or feet.
A harmless cyst, especially on the scalp or face, containing the fatty secretion of a sebaceous gland.
Something likened to an inflamed, pus-filled lesion:
The definition of a growth is something that has grown on something else or an abnormal mass.
A mass of new tissue growth independent of its surrounding structures, having no physiological function; neoplasm: such tumors are classified as benign or malignant
The formation or discharge of pus.
Something used or applied to cause a blister
A localized collection of pus surrounded by infected tissue.
A long, narrow high-pressure area on a weather map
A particular form of hurt, damage, or loss:
Grief; affliction; trouble; difficulty.
(Now Rare) An inflamed sore or swelling
An inflamed, tender swelling of a lymph node, especially in the area of the armpit or groin, that is characteristic of certain infectious diseases, such as bubonic plague, tuberculosis, and syphilis.
A sudden, usually temporary increase in number or quantity:
A swelling or lump, esp. one caused by a blow
More than half but less than fully illuminated. Used to describe the Moon or a planet.
The act or process of swelling or the condition of being swollen.
(Anatomy) A small mass or lump of body tissue that either occurs naturally, as in the case of lymph nodes, or is a result of disease.
The quality or condition of being prominent.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
The condition of being swollen.
A mood disorder characterized usually by anhedonia, extreme sadness, poor concentration, sleep problems, loss of appetite, and feelings of guilt, helplessness, and hopelessness.
The round, often darker cross section of such a lump as it appears on a piece of cut lumber.
the increase in volume of certain substances when they are heated (often accompanied by release of water)
The state or quality of being gibbous
A part that juts
A protruding part or thing
The process of making a shaped object, such as a rod or tube, by forcing a material into a mold.
A usually unwanted or unnecessary accretion:
To mount or pile up; increase:
The definition of wave is to move back and forth in a swinging motion, or to style your hair in a series of curves.
To boast, brag, or show off in a loud, superior manner
Surge is defined as to quickly and suddenly move as part of a crowd, to increase rapidly and suddenly, or to cause someone to feel sudden and powerful emotions.
Strut is defined as to walk in a stiff, swaggering way.
To smoke (a cigar, for example).
To protrude is defined as to stick out.
(Intransitive) To utter a keen.
To increase the contrast of (a photographic image).
The definition of inflate is to fill an expandable structure with air or gas to make it larger, or to exaggerate something or increase something by a large amount.
Increase is defined as to become bigger or greater.
(Slang) To inhale the fumes of (a volatile chemical, for example) as a means of becoming intoxicated.
To rise up or swell, as if pushed up; bulge:
To allow (something) to develop or increase by a natural process:
To increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance:
Expand is defined as to increase in size, unfold or spread out.
To increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, etc.
Distend is defined as to stretch out or to become swollen.
To bulge is defined as to swell, protrude or stick out more than normal.
To increase or rise quickly:
(Intransitive) To grow plump; to swell out.
To beat severely
To grow gradually larger, more numerous, etc.; increase in strength, intensity, volume, etc.
To surge up.
To increase or improve suddenly above the normal or usual level:
To increase in number, amount, extent, or degree; specif., to increase by procreation
To increase in amount
To increase or have the power to increase the size or volume of an image or a sound.
To increase, enlarge, or intensify:
To increase in amount, force, etc.; grow or intensify
(Electricity) To increase the voltage of (a circuit).
(Intransitive) To increase or become great.
To become or cause to become less or smaller, as in number, amount, or intensity.
(Grammar) To inflect (a noun, a pronoun, or an adjective) for number and case.
Shrink is defined as to become less, reduce or make smaller.
To collect or focus (one's thoughts, efforts, etc.)
(Computers) To encode (data) to minimize the space required for storage or transmittal:
To enter into by contract; establish or settle by formal agreement:
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