Tumesces

tumesce

[too-mes, tyoo-]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), tumesced, tumescing.
to make or become tumescent.

Origin:
1970–75; back formation from tumescent

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tumesce

verb
expand abnormally; "The bellies of the starving children are swelling" [syn: swell
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