Tumescent meaning

to͝o-mĕs'ənt, tyo͝o-
Somewhat tumid.
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Becoming swollen; swelling.
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Somewhat tumid.
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Becoming swollen; swelling.
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Origin of tumescent

  • Latin tumēscēns tumēscent- present participle of 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 tumÄ“scÄ“ns (“swelling, bloating")
    From Wiktionary