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swell out

To bulge or protrude outward. The spot on his head swelled out where he had been hit by the baseball. After the flooding, the walls in the basement began swelling out with excess moisture.
See also: out, swell

swell up

1. To become large, inflated, or bulging. The girl's arm swelled up where the bee had stung her. The balloon began swelling up with hot air.
2. To become full to capacity (with some emotion). I swelled up with pride after the boss complimented my work. It's so nice seeing all those students swelling up with happiness as they cross the stage and receive their diplomas.
See also: swell, up

swell with

1. To become inflated or bulging with something. The girl's arm swelled with fluid as a result of the injury. The balloon began swelling with hot air.
2. To become filled with some emotion. I swelled with pride after the boss complimented my work. It's so nice seeing all those students swelling with happiness as they cross the stage and receive their diplomas.
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swell

old-fashioned Very nice; excellent. That's a swell idea, Frank. Thanks for the books, Mom, they're swell!

swell out

to bulge outward; to expand outward. The sides of the box swelled out because it was too full. The west wall of the garage swelled out just before the building collapsed.
See also: out, swell

swell up

to enlarge; to inflate; to bulge out. I struck my thumb with a hammer and it swelled up something awful.
See also: swell, up

swell with something

 
1. Lit. to expand from a particular cause. My knee joints swelled with arthritis, His nose swelled after it was struck by the door.
2. Fig. to seem to swell with a feeling such as pride. His chest swelled with pride at the thought of his good performance. Ted swelled with pride at the announcement.
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swell up

v.
1. To become swollen: I put ice on my injured ankle so that it wouldn't swell up.
2. To become filled, as with pride, arrogance, or anger: The new parents swelled up with pride.
3. To rise or surge from an inner source: After I was fired unjustly, rage swelled up within me.
See also: swell, up

swell

mod. fine; excellent. (Also sarcastic use.) Where did you get that swell hat?
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Increase in cross-linker concentration from 0.020% to 0.16%, the swelling capacity decreases up to 70% while the swelling rate increases from 0.007g water/g dry hydrogel sec to 0.024g water/g dry hydrogel sec, respectively.
Swelling Kinetics at Different Crosslinker Concentrations
And through the ultraviolet light, the system reduces the moisture in the affected body part and introduces fresh air to the sterile parts as the sensors measure the pressure and detect any likely swellings.
[4] It can be both diagnostic and therapeutic in cystic swellings. [5] It is helpful for the diagnosis of salivary gland tumours where it can differentiate between a malignant and a benign tumour with over 90% accuracy.
It may also alert us to the probabilities of malignant versus benign nature of neck swellings.
The time to reach equilibrium or 'maximum' swelling will increase with increased test piece thickness, in a manner roughly proportional to the square of the thickness.
By assuming that swelling is isotropic, i.e., swelling in the thickness direction is equal to that in other directions, volume change can be calculated from:
where [[epsilon].sub.s] is the swelling strain, H is the initial height of the rock sample, and [DELTA]H is the swelling deformation.
This research presents correlation equations developed to estimate swell pressure of clays using laboratory tests performed on swelling clays in the city of Barranquilla, Colombia.
Figure 7 presents the effect of sodium carboxymethyl cellulose on swelling capacity of NaCMC-g-PAA.
To the best of our knowledge, fast swelling superabsorbent composites that were synthesized using partially neutralized acrylic acid, acrylamide (AM), 2-acryloylamino-2-methyl-lpropanesulfonic acid (AMPS), and oxidized starch phosphate have seldom been reported.
Increasing time duration was associated with more pain and swelling irrespective of the method used for bone cutting.
A 31-year-old woman presented with dyspnea, dysphasia, and a 4-day history of bilateral parotid swelling. She had no history of mumps infection or vaccination.
Solvent swelling is a simple and useful technique for determining the solubility parameters of cross-linked polymers, for characterizing solvent-polymer interactions, or, using suitable theoretical models, for calculating cross-link densities and molecular weights between cross-links of polymeric networks [1-3].
Due to the mentioned properties of hydrogels a very wide range of application areas are present, such as high swelling capacity and lack of toxicity and biocompatibility; these hydrogels are used for many applications including disposable diapers, absorbent pads, controlled release fertilizers in agricultural areas, water blocking tapes, feminine napkins, separation processes, controlled drug delivery systems, space technology, and extraction of precious metals [3-7].