tumescent


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

tu·mes·cent

 (to͞o-mĕs′ənt, tyo͞o-)
adj.
1. Somewhat tumid.
2. Becoming swollen; swelling.

[Latin tumēscēns, tumēscent-, present participle of tumēscere, to begin to swell, inchoative of tumēre, to swell; see teuə- in Indo-European roots.]

tumescent

(tjuːˈmɛsənt)
adj
swollen or becoming swollen
[C19: from Latin tumescere to begin to swell, from tumēre]
tuˈmescence n

tu•mes•cent

(tuˈmɛs ənt, tyu-)

adj.
1. swelling; slightly tumid.
2. exhibiting or affected with many ideas or emotions; teeming.
3. pompous and pretentious, esp. in the use of language; bombastic.
[1880–85; < Latin tumēscent-, s. of tumēscēns, present participle of tumēscere, inchoative derivative of tumēre to swell; see -escent]
tu•mes′cence, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tumescent - abnormally distended especially by fluids or gastumescent - 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"

tumescent

adjective
Filled up with or as if with something insubstantial:
Translations

tumescent

[tjuːˈmesnt] ADJtumescente

tumescent

adj (form)anschwellend
References in periodicals archive ?
Vicki Belo and the Belo Medical Group introduced the 'tumescent liposuction' technique 28 years ago in the Philippines.
Tumescent liposuction: Several liters of a saline solution with a local anesthetic (lidocaine) and a vessel-constrictor (epinephrine) are pumped below the skin in the area that is to be suctioned.
Several other studies also discussed the use of nitrous oxide in combination with tumescent anesthesia for venous ablation and liposuction.
The conference programme covers all areas of aesthetic medicine and particularly focusing on review of the state-of-the-art advances in aesthetic and regenerative medicine including use of office tumescent and local anaesthesia techniques.
At the same time, there rs launching into 324-part out Davis and Defoe's wages to another liquidation and ng tumescent at the thought sh EBT scandal.
Tumescent Anesthesia and Sedation: A mixture of 20 ml of 1% lidocaine, 1 mg adrenaline, 12.5 meq bicarbonate, and 1000 cc saline solution was pumped into the perivascular spaces surrounding the affected GSVs.
Young is an experienced cosmetic injector and specializes in multiple awake tumescent procedures and techniques, and began performing SmartLipo[TM] Laser Body Sculpting[TM] soon after approval by the FDA.
After 4 days of therapy, the patient's lower left extremity was tumescent, and bedside color Doppler ultrasound demonstrated that he had widespread thrombosis in the lower extremity.
With the introduction of tumescent [2] and super-wet technique, removing large amount of excessive fat became possible without significant blood loss or considerable complications.
I haven't shunned the hard facts in these fictions of why and how and when tumescent men do what they do, even when these have not been in harmony with the portrayal that a masculine public-relations campaign - if there were such a thing - might prefer.
Paired with Christian Holstad's phallic, tumescent Liquid microphones, 2016-17, Sahib's work seemed to provide the pathetic setup for the performance of a possibly sacrilegious ritual--thereby introducing a welcome tension with the more totemic works in the show, such as Maria Loboda's installation To separate the sacred from the profane, 2016, or Delia Gonzalez's drawing Don't Exclude the Moon, 2017.
One wonders, though, how Bax explained this autobiographical music's atmosphere of tumescent decadence to his wife (he was embarking upon an affair with the young pianist Harriet Cohen, and this was an evocation of their trysts).