Textual thesaurus for "swelling"

(noun) intumescence, intumescency

the increase in volume of certain substances when they are heated (often accompanied by release of water)

(noun) protrusion, protuberance, prominence, hump, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, excrescence, extrusion, bulge, bump

something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge; the hump of a camel; he stood on the rocky prominence; the occipital protuberance was well developed; the bony excrescence between its horns

(noun) puffiness, lump

an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement