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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.]
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
(Medicine) to make or become tumid; swell or puff up
[C16: from French tumēfier, from Latin tumefacere; see tumefacient]
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]
Past participle: tumefied
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|Verb||1.||tumefy - cause to become very swollen |
swell - cause to become swollen; "The water swells the wood"
|2.||tumefy - 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"
vt. entumecerse, hincharse.