Definitions

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

  • transitive v. To swell or cause to swell.

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  • v. to cause to swell

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To rise in a tumor; to swell.
  • transitive v. To swell; to cause to swell, or puff up.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To swell, or cause to swell or be tumid.
  • To swell; become tumid.

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

  • v. expand abnormally
  • v. cause to become very swollen

Etymologies

French tuméfier, Latin tumefacere; see tumefaction.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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