[ too-mes, tyoo- ]
/ tuˈmɛs, tyu- /
verb (used with or without object), tu·mesced, tu·mesc·ing.
to make or become tumescent.
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Origin of tumesce
First recorded in 1970–75; back formation from tumescent
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