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 (to͞o′mĭd, tyo͞o′-)
1. Swollen; distended. Used of a body part or organ.
2. Of a bulging shape; protuberant.
3. Overblown; bombastic: tumid political prose.

[Latin tumidus, from tumēre, to swell; see teuə- in Indo-European roots.]

tu·mid′i·ty n.
tu′mid·ly adv.
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Noun1.tumidity - slight swelling of an organ or parttumidity - slight swelling of an organ or part
puffiness, swelling, lump - an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
tumescence - tumidity resulting from the presence of blood or other fluid in the tissues
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In their unbridled eloquence these pieces may, at times, approach a certain tumidity, as in the lines to the queen (ll.
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To take an obvious rhetorical excess, Walpole indulges in 'tasteless tumidity' (78) to enhance a recurring supernatural element, the physical proportions of his aggrieved ghost, Alfonso, with his giant helmet and grotesquely engorged armoured limbs.