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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.]
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tumescent

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

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

[tjuːˈmesnt] ADJtumescente
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tumescent

adj (form)anschwellend
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In the manner of Cy Twombly's graffitied penis-breast notations, however, this appendage also reads alternately as a female nude (seen in profile) and as something tumescently phallic.