in tumesce


[in-too-mes, -tyoo-]
verb (used without object), intumesced, intumescing.
to swell up, as with heat; become tumid.
to bubble up.

1790–1800; < Latin intumēscere to swell up, equivalent to in- in-2 + tumēscere, equivalent to tum(ēre) to swell + -ēscere -esce Unabridged
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intumesce (ˌɪntjʊˈmɛs)
(intr) to swell or become swollen; undergo intumescence
[C18: from Latin intumescere, from tumescere to begin to swell, from tumēre to swell]

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intumesce in·tu·mesce (ĭn'tōō-měs', -tyōō-)
v. in·tu·mesced, in·tu·mesc·ing, in·tu·mesc·es

  1. To swell or expand; enlarge.

  2. To bubble up, especially from the effect of heating.

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