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tur·ges·cence

 (tûr-jĕs′əns)
n.
1.
a. The condition of being swollen.
b. The process of swelling.
2. Pomposity; self-importance.

[From Latin turgēscere, to begin to swell, inchoative of turgēre, to be swollen.]

tur·ges′cent adj.

turgescent

(tɜːˈdʒɛsənt)
adj
becoming or being swollen; inflated; tumid
turˈgescence, turˈgescency n

tur•ges•cent

(tɜrˈdʒɛs ənt)

adj.
becoming swollen; swelling.
[1720–30; < Latin turgēscent-, s. of turgēscēns, present participle of turgēscere, inchoative derivative of turgēre to swell]
tur•ges′cence, tur•ges′cen•cy, n.