, -·fied·, -·fy·ing
to make or become swollen
Origin of tumefyFrench tuméfier, as if ; from Classical Latin an unverified form tumeficere, for tumefacere, to cause to swell ; from tumere, to swell (see tumor) + facere, to make, do
tr. & intr.v.tu·me·fied, tu·me·fy·ing, tu·me·fies
To swell or cause to swell.
Origin of tumefyFrench tuméfier, Latin tumefacere; see tumefaction.
(third-person singular simple present tumefies, present participle tumefying, simple past and past participle tumefied)
- to cause to swell