tumesce

[ too-mes, tyoo- ]
/ tuˈmɛs, tyu- /

verb (used with or without object), tu·mesced, tu·mesc·ing.

to make or become tumescent.

Nearby words

  1. tumbrel,
  2. tumefacient,
  3. tumefaction,
  4. tumefy,
  5. tumen,
  6. tumescence,
  7. tumescent,
  8. tumid,
  9. tumidly,
  10. tummler

Origin of tumesce

First recorded in 1970–75; back formation from tumescent

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