tumescent

tumescent

[too-mes-uhnt, tyoo-]
adjective
1.
swelling; slightly tumid.
2.
exhibiting or affected with many ideas or emotions; teeming.
3.
pompous and pretentious, especially in the use of language; bombastic.

Origin:
1880–85; < Latin tumēscent- (stem of tumēscēns, present participle of tumēscere to begin to swell), equivalent to tum(ēre) to swell + -ēscent- -escent

tumescence, noun
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tumescent (tjuːˈmɛsənt)
 
adj
swollen or becoming swollen
 
[C19: from Latin tumescere to begin to swell, from tumēre]
 
tu'mescence
 
n

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tumescent tu·mes·cent (tōō-měs'ənt, tyōō-)
adj.

  1. Somewhat tumid.

  2. Becoming swollen; swelling.

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