American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Swollen; distended. Used of a body part or organ.
- adj. Of a bulging shape; protuberant.
- adj. Overblown; bombastic: tumid political prose.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Swollen; slightly inflated; tumefied: as, a tumid leg; tumid flesh.
- Protuberant; rising above the level.
- Swelling in sound or sense; pompous; bombastic; inflated: as, a tumid expression; a tumid style.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Swelled, enlarged, or distended
- adj. Rising above the level; protuberant.
- adj. Swelling in sound or sense; pompous; puffy; inflated; bombastic; falsely sublime; turgid.
- adj. abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas
- adj. ostentatiously lofty in style
- adj. of sexual organs; stiff and rigid
- Latin tumidus ("swollen"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin tumidus, from tumēre, to swell. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“= veil = is thick, and the annulus narrow and very thick or "tumid," easily breaking up and disappearing.”
“The outermost part is a tough scab-like purple scale, but within is a tumid floret of a highly complex design.”
“The buttons of her blouse tug around her tumid breasts.”
“It would be so easy to write the article off as the ramblings of a gynophobic choad, but loath as I am to admit it, there is a faint miasma of truth hovering in that tumid swamp.”
“In a labial dawn I savoured salty draughts of liquor springing from your tumid lips, luxuriated in a magnanimity your primal crouch expressed, heard half-suppressed love-cries tell the tumult in your loins.”
“Times readers who got through the tumid chunk he offered were reminded that dust has its purposes.”
“The whorls are posteriorly gibbose or tumid at the sutures, and the callus is less spreading than in others of the genus.”
“The thing jumped into my mind and stopped its tumid flow for a moment.”
“On his left shin there were two bruises, one a leaden yellow graduating here and there into purple, and another, obviously of more recent date, of a blotchy red — tumid and threatening.”
“I forever hate all things vain and tumid, and do my best to discard them.”
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