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- adj. Becoming turgid or swollen.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Becoming turgid or inflated; swelling; growing big.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Growing turgid; swelling.
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Except for the occasional mosquitoe, there was no sound save the turgescent sea and his Voice.
The more oxygen these last globules have at their disposal during their formation, the more vigorous, transparent, and turgescent, and, as a consequence of this last quality, the more active they are in decomposing sugar.
Then, when in the arms of the man she loves, the vagina, in sympathy with the active movements of the womb, becomes distended at the touch of the turgescent, but not fully erect, penis, "flashes open and draws in the male organ."
The world has long ago made up its mind on the merits and defects of this periodical, its masculine thought and energetic diction, alternating with disguised common-place and (as he would have said himself) "turgescent tameness" -- its critical and fictitious papers, often so rich in fancy, and felicitous in expression, mixed with others which exhibit "bulk without spirit vast," and are chiefly remarkable for their bold, bad innovations on that English tongue of which the author was piling up the standard