tumescent

adjective
tu·​mes·​cent | \ tü-ˈme-sᵊnt How to pronounce tumescent (audio) , tyü- \

Definition of tumescent

: somewhat swollen tumescent tissue

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Examples of tumescent in a Sentence

our pregnant kitty's tumescent middle

First Known Use of tumescent

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tumescent

Latin tumescent-, tumescens, present participle of tumescere to swell up, inchoative of tumēre to swell

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The first known use of tumescent was in 1882

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“Tumescent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tumescent. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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tumescent

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of tumescent

technical : somewhat swollen

tumescent

adjective
tu·​mes·​cent | \ -ˈmes-ᵊnt How to pronounce tumescent (audio) \

Medical Definition of tumescent

: somewhat swollen tumescent tissue

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