Examples from the Web for intumescence
Notice whether the substance fuses with the bead, and if so, whether there is intumescence or not.
Mr. Lindsay attempted to elucidate the action of the intumescence in raising and depressing the petiole, in the following manner.
Here, an intumescence which was to become a mountain, there, an abyss which was to be filled with an ocean or a sea.The Underground City|Jules Verne
Puff′iness, state of being puffy or turgid: intumescence; Puff′ing, the act of praising extravagantly.
Intumescence, in-tū-mes′ens, n. the action of swelling: a swelling: a tumid state.
British Dictionary definitions for intumescence
Word Origin and History for intumescence
1650s, from French intumescence, from Latin intumescere (see intumescent).