See also: Welling





  1. present participle of well


welling (plural wellings)

  1. The act of something that wells, or issues forth like water.
    • 1938, Norman Lindsay, Age of Consent, Sydney: Ure Smith, published 1962, OCLC 751607287, page 32:
      It spread slowly up from the sea-rim, a welling upwards of pure white light, ghosting the beach with silver and drawing the grey bastions of sandstone out of formless space.
    • 1947, T. A. Jaggar, Origin and Development of Craters
      Later experience suggested that such wellings up of molten glass from caverns filled with active lava in a period of outflow might be due to sudden generation of steam from cascades of water during torrential rainfall.

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