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From re- +‎ swell.


reswell (third-person singular simple present reswells, present participle reswelling, simple past reswelled, past participle reswollen or reswelled)

  1. (chiefly chemistry) To add liquid so as to cause a dried substance, such as a gel, to expand.
    • 1949, CR Masson, HW Melville, “Osmometry of high polymer solutions”, in Journal of Polymer Science:
      For membranes which have been dried out and reswollen, conditioning to the solvent is accomplished in a much shorter time than for the highly swollen cellulose.
    • 2015, Aurore Chevin et al., “Characterisation of Structural Proteins from Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus (CBPV) Using Mass Spectrometry”, in Viruses[1], volume 7, →DOI:
      Then gel pieces were reswelled in 50 µL of 50 mM NH4HCO3 buffer containing 12.5 ng/µL trypsin (modified porcine trypsin sequence grade, Promega, Madison, WI, USA), and incubated for 1 h at 4 °C.