circa 1727, in the meaning defined above
Latin turgescent-, turgescens, present participle of turgescere to swell, inchoative of turgēre to be swollen
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“Turgescent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turgescent. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.
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