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tumefy

[ too-muh-fahy, tyoo- ]
/ 藞tu m蓹藢fa瑟, 藞tyu- /
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verb (used with or without object), tu路me路fied, tu路me路fy路ing.
to make or become swollen or tumid.
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Origin of tumefy

1590鈥1600; back formation from tumefied, Anglicization of Latin tumefactus (past participle of tumefacere to cause to swell), equivalent to tume(re) to swell + -factus made, done; see fact, -fy

OTHER WORDS FROM tumefy

un路tu路me路fied, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tumefy

tumefy
/ (藞tju藧m瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
to make or become tumid; swell or puff up

Word Origin for tumefy

C16: from French tum膿fier, from Latin tumefacere; see tumefacient
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Medical definitions for tumefy

tumefy
[ t艒艒m蓹-f墨鈥 ]

v.
To swell or cause to swell.
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