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tumid

[too-mid, tyoo-] /ˈtu mɪd, ˈtyu-/
adjective
1.
swollen, or affected with swelling, as a part of the body.
2.
pompous or inflated, as language; turgid; bombastic.
3.
seeming to swell; bulging.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin tumidus swollen, equivalent to tum(ēre) to swell + -idus -id4
Related forms
tumidity, tumidness, noun
tumidly, adverb
untumid, adjective
untumidly, adverb
untumidness, noun
untumidity, noun
Synonyms
1. distended, turgid. 2. flatulent.
Antonyms
1. deflated.
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  • The language is often tumid, and extravagant, and disfigured with ornaments which denote a vitiated taste.
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British Dictionary definitions for tumid

tumid

/ˈtjuːmɪd/
adjective
1.
(of an organ or part) enlarged or swollen
2.
bulging or protuberant
3.
pompous or fulsome in style: tumid prose
Derived Forms
tumidity, tumidness, noun
tumidly, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin tumidus, from tumēre to swell
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Word Origin and History for tumid
adj.

"morbidly swollen," 1540s, from Latin tumidus, from tumere "to swell" (see thigh). Figurative sense (in reference to prose, etc.) is attested from 1640s.

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tumid in Medicine

tumid tu·mid (tōō'mĭd, tyōō'-)
adj.

  1. Swollen; distended. Used of a body part or organ.

  2. Of a bulging shape; protuberant.

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