Definition of tumescence
: the quality or state of being tumescent; especially : readiness for sexual activity marked especially by vascular congestion of the sex organs
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The mere image of Will Ferrell in a state of mortifying public tumescence was enough to send my son into spasms of uncontrollable laughter.
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