verb tu·me·fy

Definition of tumefy


  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to rise in a tumor :  swell

  3. 2 :  to become puffed up (as with pride)

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to cause to swell :  produce a tumor in

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Origin and Etymology of tumefy

Middle French tumefier, from Latin tumēre to swell + Middle French -fier -fy

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