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  • adj. That becomes swollen, especially upon exposure to heat

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Swelling up; expanding.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Swelling up; becoming tumid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas

Etymologies

From Latin intumēscēns, present participle of intumescō ("rise, swell"), from tumescō ("become inflated"). (Wiktionary)

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