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tumid

[ too-mid, tyoo- ]
/ ˈtu mɪd, ˈtyu- /
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adjective
swollen, or affected with swelling, as a part of the body.
pompous or inflated, as language; turgid; bombastic.
seeming to swell; bulging.
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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

tumid
/ (ˈtjuːmɪd) /

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

Derived forms of tumid

tumidity or tumidness, nountumidly, adverb

Word Origin for tumid

C16: from Latin tumidus, from tumēre to swell
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for tumid

tumid
[ tōōmĭd ]

adj.
Swollen; distended. Used of a body part or organ.
Of a bulging shape; protuberant.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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