Definition of Tumefy

1. Verb. Cause to become very swollen.

Generic synonyms: Swell
Derivative terms: Tumefaction



2. Verb. Expand abnormally. "Did his feet tumefy?"; "The bellies of the starving children are swelling"
Exact synonyms: Intumesce, Swell, Swell Up, Tumesce
Specialized synonyms: Distend, Belly, Belly Out, Blow Up, Puff, Puff Out, Puff Up, Bloat, Blister, Vesicate
Generic synonyms: Expand
Derivative terms: Intumescence, Intumescency, Swelling, Tumefaction, Tumescent

Definition of Tumefy

1. v. t. To swell; to cause to swell, or puff up.

2. v. i. To rise in a tumor; to swell.

Definition of Tumefy

1. Verb. to cause to swell ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tumefy

1. to swell [v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES] - See also: swell

Medical Definition of Tumefy

1. To swell or to cause to swell. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tumefy

tumbleweeds
tumbling
tumbling mill
tumblings
tumbrel
tumbrels
tumbril
tumbrils
tumbu dermal myiasis
tumchaite
tumefacient
tumefaction
tumefactions
tumefied
tumefies
tumefy (current term)
tumefying
tumentia
tumeric
tumeric yellow
tumesce
tumesced
tumescence
tumescences
tumescent
tumesces
tumescing
tumid
tumidities
tumidity

Literary usage of Tumefy

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1. Philosophy of osteopathy by Andrew Taylor Still (1899)
"... Omnipresent — Connection .with Spinal Cord — Goes With and Covers All Muscles—Proofs in Contagion- Study of Nerves and Fascia—tumefy—Tumefaction. ..."

2. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"-f- Dan. tumle, Swed. turnia, to tumble, toss about. The F. tomber is of Teut. origin. ß. It will be observed that, contrary tumefy, to cause to swell, ..."

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