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intumesce

[ in-too-mes, -tyoo- ]
/ 藢瑟n t蕣藞m蓻s, -ty蕣- /
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verb (used without object), in路tu路mesced, in路tu路mesc路ing.
to swell up, as with heat; become tumid.
to bubble up.
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Origin of intumesce

1790鈥1800; <Latin intum膿scere to swell up, equivalent to in-in-2 + tum膿scere, equivalent to tum(膿re) to swell + -膿scere-esce
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British Dictionary definitions for intumesce

intumesce
/ (藢瑟ntj蕣藞m蓻s) /

verb
(intr) to swell or become swollen; undergo intumescence

Word Origin for intumesce

C18: from Latin intumescere, from tumescere to begin to swell, from tum膿re to swell
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for intumesce

intumesce
[ 沫n鈥瞭艒艒-m臅s ]

v.
To swell or expand; enlarge.
To bubble up, especially from the effect of heating.
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