Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[French tuméfaction, from Latin tumefacere, to tumefy; see tumefacient.]

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Compare French tuméfaction.

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