tumescent

adjective

tu·​mes·​cent tü-ˈme-sᵊnt How to pronounce tumescent (audio)
tyü-
: somewhat swollen
tumescent tissue

Examples of tumescent in a Sentence

our pregnant kitty's tumescent middle

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tumescent was in 1882

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Cite this Entry

“Tumescent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tumescent. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

tumescent

adjective
tu·​mes·​cent -ˈmes-ᵊnt How to pronounce tumescent (audio)
: somewhat swollen
tumescent tissue
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