/'swelɪŋ; `swɛlɪŋ/ n
1 [U] condition of being swollen 膨胀; 肿胀; 凸出; 鼓起; 增强; 增多; 增大; （感情的）迸发
*reduce the swelling with ice-packs 用冰袋消肿.
2 [C] abnormally swollen place on the body （身体上的）肿块
*He had a swelling on his knee. 他膝盖上有个肿块.
an area of your body that has become larger than normal, because of illness or injury
a painless swelling in his neck
the condition of having swelled
The spider's bite can cause pain and swelling.
These tablets should reduce the swelling .
1. These are the folks who are joining the gangs in inner cities and swelling the ranks of the rural military gangs. 这些人将会是那些参加老城区流氓帮派以及使农村武装匪帮队伍扩大起来的人。
2. Total darkness came as a result of a swelling of the nerve leading to his eye — a condition that was unrelated to the eye disease that had limited his vision since birth. 双目失明是由视神经发炎膨胀造成的--这病与他的眼疾无关。自出生起他就有眼疾，视力有限。