intumescency


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Noun1.intumescency - swelling up with blood or other fluids (as with congestion)
puffiness, swelling, lump - an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
haematoma, hematoma - a localized swelling filled with blood
2.intumescency - the increase in volume of certain substances when they are heated (often accompanied by release of water)
chemical action, chemical change, chemical process - (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved