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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of puffing or swelling.
  • n. A swollen condition.
  • n. A puffy or swollen part.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The process or result of tumefying, swelling, or rising into a tumour.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of tumefying, swelling, or rising into a tumor; a tumor; a swelling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or process of swelling or rising into a tumor; also, the condition of being tumefied or swollen.
  • n. That which is tumefied or swollen; a tumid part; a tumor.

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

  • n. the process of tumefying; the organic process whereby tissue becomes swollen by the accumulation of fluid within it

Etymologies

French tuméfaction, from Latin tumefacere, to tumefy; see tumefacient.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Compare French tuméfaction. (Wiktionary)

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