tumescent

adjective tu·mes·cent \ -sᵊnt \

Definition of tumescent

: 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


TUMESCENT Defined for English Language Learners

tumescent

Definition of tumescent for English Language Learners

  • : somewhat swollen


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tumescent

adjective tu·mes·cent \ -ˈmes-ᵊnt \

medical Definition of tumescent

: somewhat swollen
  • tumescent tissue


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