intumescency

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intumescence or intumescency (ˌɪntjʊˈmɛsəns)
 
n
1.  pathol a swelling up, as with blood or other fluid
2.  pathol a swollen organ or part
3.  chem the swelling of certain substances on heating, often accompanied by the escape of water vapour
 
intumescency or intumescency
 
n
 
intumescent or intumescency
 
adj

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intumescency

noun
1. swelling up with blood or other fluids (as with congestion) [syn: intumescence
2. the increase in volume of certain substances when they are heated (often accompanied by release of water) [syn: intumescence
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