tumescent

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adjective tu·mes·cent \-sənt\

Definition of tumescent

  1. :  somewhat swollen <tumescent tissue>

Examples of tumescent in a sentence

  1. <our pregnant kitty's tumescent middle>

Origin and Etymology of tumescent

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


First Known Use: 1882


TUMESCENT Defined for English Language Learners

tumescent

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adjective tu·mes·cent \-sənt\

Definition of tumescent for English Language Learners

  • : somewhat swollen


Medical Dictionary

tumescent

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adjective tu·mes·cent \-ˈmes-ənt\

Medical Definition of tumescent

  1. :  somewhat swollen <tumescent tissue>



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