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tu·me·fy

 (to͞o′mə-fī′, tyo͞o′-)
tr. & intr.v. tu·me·fied, tu·me·fy·ing, tu·me·fies
To swell or cause to swell.

[French tuméfier, Latin tumefacere; see tumefaction.]
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tumefy

(ˈtjuːmɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
(Medicine) to make or become tumid; swell or puff up
[C16: from French tumēfier, from Latin tumefacere; see tumefacient]
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tu•me•fy

(ˈtu məˌfaɪ, ˈtyu-)

v.i., v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
to become or cause to become swollen.
[1590–1600; < Latin tumefacere to cause to swell =tume-, variant s. of tumēre to swell + facere to make, do1]
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tumefy


Past participle: tumefied
Gerund: tumefying

Imperative
tumefy
tumefy
Present
I tumefy
you tumefy
he/she/it tumefies
we tumefy
you tumefy
they tumefy
Preterite
I tumefied
you tumefied
he/she/it tumefied
we tumefied
you tumefied
they tumefied
Present Continuous
I am tumefying
you are tumefying
he/she/it is tumefying
we are tumefying
you are tumefying
they are tumefying
Present Perfect
I have tumefied
you have tumefied
he/she/it has tumefied
we have tumefied
you have tumefied
they have tumefied
Past Continuous
I was tumefying
you were tumefying
he/she/it was tumefying
we were tumefying
you were tumefying
they were tumefying
Past Perfect
I had tumefied
you had tumefied
he/she/it had tumefied
we had tumefied
you had tumefied
they had tumefied
Future
I will tumefy
you will tumefy
he/she/it will tumefy
we will tumefy
you will tumefy
they will tumefy
Future Perfect
I will have tumefied
you will have tumefied
he/she/it will have tumefied
we will have tumefied
you will have tumefied
they will have tumefied
Future Continuous
I will be tumefying
you will be tumefying
he/she/it will be tumefying
we will be tumefying
you will be tumefying
they will be tumefying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tumefying
you have been tumefying
he/she/it has been tumefying
we have been tumefying
you have been tumefying
they have been tumefying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tumefying
you will have been tumefying
he/she/it will have been tumefying
we will have been tumefying
you will have been tumefying
they will have been tumefying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tumefying
you had been tumefying
he/she/it had been tumefying
we had been tumefying
you had been tumefying
they had been tumefying
Conditional
I would tumefy
you would tumefy
he/she/it would tumefy
we would tumefy
you would tumefy
they would tumefy
Past Conditional
I would have tumefied
you would have tumefied
he/she/it would have tumefied
we would have tumefied
you would have tumefied
they would have tumefied
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.tumefy - cause to become very swollentumefy - cause to become very swollen  
swell - cause to become swollen; "The water swells the wood"
2.tumefy - expand abnormallytumefy - 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"
belly, belly out - swell out or bulge out
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"
blister, vesicate - get blistered; "Her feet blistered during the long hike"
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Translations

tu·me·fy

vt. entumecerse, hincharse.
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