intransitive verb-·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