[ too-mid, tyoo- ]
/ ˈtu mɪd, ˈtyu- /


swollen, or affected with swelling, as a part of the body.
pompous or inflated, as language; turgid; bombastic.
seeming to swell; bulging.

Origin of tumid

1535–45; < Latin tumidus swollen, equivalent to tum(ēre) to swell + -idus -id4

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British Dictionary definitions for tumid


/ (ˈtjuːmɪd) /


(of an organ or part) enlarged or swollen
bulging or protuberant
pompous or fulsome in styletumid prose

Derived Forms

tumidity or tumidness, nountumidly, adverb

Word Origin for tumid

C16: from Latin tumidus, from tumēre to swell
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Medicine definitions for tumid


[ tōōmĭd ]


Swollen; distended. Used of a body part or organ.
Of a bulging shape; protuberant.

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