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intr.v. in·tu·mesced, in·tu·mesc·ing, in·tu·mesc·es
1. To swell or expand; enlarge.
2. To bubble up, especially from the effect of heating.
[Latin intumēscere : in-, intensive pref.; see in-2 + tumēscere, to begin to swell, inchoative of tumēre, to swell; see teuə- in Indo-European roots.]
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(intr) to swell or become swollen; undergo intumescence
[C18: from Latin intumescere, from tumescere to begin to swell, from tumēre to swell]
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Past participle: intumesced
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|Verb||1.||intumesce - move upwards in bubbles, as from the effect of heating; also used metaphorically; "Gases bubbled up from the earth"; "Marx's ideas have bubbled up in many places in Latin America"|
|2.||intumesce - 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"
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v. intumecer, engrosar, agrandar.
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