Swelling can also mean:

  • Die swell, the increase of volume of material due to absorption of a solvent, common for plastic polymers
  • Neutron-induced swelling caused by neutron radiation.

Famous quotes containing the word swelling:

    We paused before a House that seemed
    A Swelling of the Ground—
    Emily Dickinson (1830–1886)

    Things out of perfection sail
    And all their swelling canvas wear....
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Civilization, for every advantage she imparts, holds a hundred evils in reserve;Mthe heart burnings, the jealousies, the social rivalries, the family dissensions, and the thousand self-inflicted discomforts of refined life, which make up in units the swelling aggregate of human misery.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)