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intumescence

/ˌɪntjʊˈmɛsəns/
noun
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
Derived Forms
intumescent, adjective
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