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tumefaction

[too-muh-fak-shuh n, tyoo-]
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noun
  1. an act of making or becoming swollen or tumid.
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Origin of tumefaction

1590–1600; < French < Latin tumefactiōn- (stem of tumefactiō a causing to swell), equivalent to tumefact(us) (past participle of tumefacere; see tumefy) + -iōn- -ion
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Related Words for tumefaction

hike, rise, boom, expansion, cyst, lump, cancer, swelling, carcinoma, wart, nodule, prosperity, escalation, extension, enlargement, spread, enhancement, buildup, boost, aggrandizement

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British Dictionary definitions for tumefaction

tumefaction

noun
  1. the act or process of swelling
  2. a puffy or swollen structure or part
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tumefaction in Medicine

tumefaction

(tōō′mə-făkshən)
n.
  1. The act or process of puffing or swelling.
  2. A swollen condition.
  3. A puffy or swollen part; tumescence.
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