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Main Entry: 1swell
Pronunciation: primarystressswel
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): swelled; swelled or swol·len /primarystressswomacr-lschwan/; swell·ing
1 a : to expand (as in size, volume, or numbers) gradually beyond a normal or original limit <the population swelled> b : to become abnormally enlarged or puffed up <the sprained ankle swelled badly> c : to form a bulge or lump
2 : to fill or become filled with pride
3 : to fill or become filled with emotion
synonym see EXPAND

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