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Related to tumesce: clamour
intr. & tr.v. tu·mesced, tu·mesc·ing, tu·mesc·es
To become or cause to become tumescent.
[Back-formation from tumescent.]
to swell or become tumid
v.i., v.t. -mesced, -mesc•ing.
to become or cause to become tumescent.
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|Verb||1.||tumesce - expand abnormally; "The bellies of the starving children are swelling"|
distend - swell from or as if from internal pressure; "The distended bellies of the starving cows"
expand - become larger in size or volume or quantity; "his business expanded rapidly"
puff out, puff up, puff, blow up - to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"; "puffed out chests"
bloat - become bloated or swollen or puff up; "The dead man's stomach was bloated"