- reduction or subsidence of swelling.
Origin of detumescence
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Historical Examples of detumescence
I have previously alluded to 88masturbation as a manifestation of the detumescence impulse.
In man the process of tumescence and detumescence is simple.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6)
Hence the significance of the kiss as a preliminary of detumescence.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)
The older the child becomes, the more are the phenomena of the contrectation70 impulse complicated by those of detumescence.
But in these cases also, the complete fusion of the processes of detumescence and contrectation occurs very gradually.
- the subsidence of a swelling, esp the return of a swollen organ, such as the penis, to the flaccid state
Word Origin for detumescence
- Reduction, subsidence, or lessening of a swelling, especially the restoration of a swollen organ or part to normal size.