[ too-muh-fahy, tyoo- ]
/ ˈtu məˌfaɪ, ˈtyu- /
verb (used with or without object), tu·me·fied, tu·me·fy·ing.
to make or become swollen or tumid.
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Origin of tumefy
OTHER WORDS FROM tumefyun·tu·me·fied, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for tumefy
A cup was exhausted of air and applied to the skin, causing the skin to tumefy.
British Dictionary definitions for tumefy
/ (ˈtjuːmɪˌfaɪ) /
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
to make or become tumid; swell or puff up
Word Origin for tumefy
C16: from French tumēfier, from Latin tumefacere; see tumefacient
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Medical definitions for tumefy
[ tōō′mə-fī′ ]
To swell or cause to swell.
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