Origin of tumid
Examples from the Web for tumid
Tumid and unstoppable, there is little that new wallpaper or re-poured driveways can do to disguise it.
From the days of Horace downwards it has been permitted to actors and orators to pass rapidly from the comic to the tumid strain.Political and Literary essays, 1908-1913|Evelyn Baring
The term is applied more particularly to the tumid part in the hinge of bivalve shells on which the ligament is fixed.A Conchological Manual|George Brettingham Sowerby
Tumescence: a swelling or tumid enlargement: a puffed up area.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
The whorls are posteriorly gibbose or tumid at the sutures, and the callus is less spreading than in others of the genus.Explorations in Australia, The Journals of John McDouall Stuart|John McDouall Stuart
The listener's face was tumid and discoloured, his eyes bloodshot.The Whirlpool|George Gissing
British Dictionary definitions for tumid
Word Origin for tumid
Word Origin and History for tumid
"morbidly swollen," 1540s, from Latin tumidus, from tumere "to swell" (see thigh). Figurative sense (in reference to prose, etc.) is attested from 1640s.