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intumescence

[ in-too-mes-uhns, -tyoo- ]
/ ˌɪn tʊˈmɛs əns, -tyʊ- /
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noun

a swelling up, as with congestion.
the state of being swollen.
a swollen mass.

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Origin of intumescence

From French, dating back to 1650–60; see origin at intumesce, -ence

OTHER WORDS FROM intumescence

in·tu·mes·cent, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for intumescence

intumescence

intumescency

/ (ˌɪntjʊˈmɛsəns) /

noun

pathol a swelling up, as with blood or other fluid
pathol a swollen organ or part
chem the swelling of certain substances on heating, often accompanied by the escape of water vapour

Derived forms of intumescence

intumescent, adjective
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Medical definitions for intumescence

intumescence
[ ĭn′tōō-mĕsəns ]

n.

The act or process of swelling or the condition of being swollen.
A swollen organ or body part.

Other words from intumescence

in′tu•mescent adj.
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