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1. Swollen; distended. Used of a body part or organ.
2. Of a bulging shape; protuberant.
3. Overblown; bombastic: tumid political prose.
1. (of an organ or part) enlarged or swollen
2. (Physiology) bulging or protuberant
3. pompous or fulsome in style: tumid prose.
[C16: from Latin tumidus, from tumēre to swell]
tuˈmidity, ˈtumidness n
tu•mid(ˈtu mɪd, ˈtyu-)
1. swollen, or affected with swelling, as a part of the body.
2. pompous or inflated, as language; turgid; bombastic.
3. seeming to swell; bulging.
[1535–45; < Latin tumidus swollen =tum(ēre) to swell + -idus -id4]
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|Adj.||1.||tumid - ostentatiously lofty in style; "a man given to large talk"; "tumid political prose"|
rhetorical - given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought; "mere rhetorical frippery"
|2.||tumid - abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas; "hungry children with bloated stomachs"; "he had a grossly distended stomach"; "eyes with puffed (or puffy) lids"; "swollen hands"; "tumescent tissue"; "puffy tumid flesh"|
unhealthy - not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers"
|3.||tumid - of sexual organs; stiff and rigid |
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
hard - resisting weight or pressure