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Thursday, June 02, 2005

Definitions for tumid

  1. Swollen, enlarged, or distended; as, "a tumid leg."
  2. Bulging; protuberant.
  3. Swelling in sound or sense; pompous; inflated; bombastic.

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Citations for tumid
Oedema -- swelling of the tissues caused by fluid retention -- had left his face pouchy and tumid. Ian Thomson, Independent
Give me your tumid, your sore, your glutted tummies, churning with hot dogs and ice cream... David Nevers, The Record
Origin of tumid
1535-1545
Tumid comes from Latin tumidus, from tumere, "to swell."
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