[too-muh-fahy, tyoo-]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), tumefied, tumefying.
to make or become swollen or tumid.

1590–1600; back formation from tumefied, Anglicization of Latin tumefactus (past participle of tumefacere to cause to swell), equivalent to tume(re) to swell + -factus made, done; see fact, -fy

untumefied, adjective
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tumefy (ˈtjuːmɪˌfaɪ)
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
to make or become tumid; swell or puff up
[C16: from French tumēfier, from Latin tumefacere; see tumefacient]

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tumefy tu·me·fy (tōō'mə-fī', tyōō'-)
v. tu·me·fied, tu·me·fy·ing, tu·me·fies
To swell or cause to swell.

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