turgescent

adjective
tur·​ges·​cent | \ ˌtər-ˈje-sᵊnt How to pronounce turgescent (audio) \

Definition of turgescent

: becoming turgid, distended, or inflated

Other Words from turgescent

turgescence \ ˌtər-​ˈje-​sᵊn(t)s How to pronounce turgescence (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of turgescent

circa 1727, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for turgescent

Latin turgescent-, turgescens, present participle of turgescere to swell, inchoative of turgēre to be swollen

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The first known use of turgescent was circa 1727

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“Turgescent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turgescent. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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turgescent

adjective
tur·​ges·​cent | \ -ˈjes-ᵊnt How to pronounce turgescent (audio) \

Medical Definition of turgescent

: becoming turgid, distended, or swollen

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