Intumesce meaning

ĭnto͝o-mĕs, -tyo͝o-
To swell or expand; enlarge.
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To bubble up, especially from the effect of heating.
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To swell, enlarge, expand, or bubble up, as with heat.
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To swell or expand; enlarge.
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To bubble up, especially from the effect of heating.
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To swell or enlarge (abnormally)
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To bubble up (as the result of heating)
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Origin of intumesce

  • Latin intumēscere in- intensive pref. in–2 tumēscere to begin to swell inchoative of tumēre to swell teuə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin intumēscō.

    From Wiktionary