Definition of Tumesce

1. Verb. Expand abnormally. "Did his feet tumesce?"; "The bellies of the starving children are swelling"

Exact synonyms: Intumesce, Swell, Swell Up, Tumefy
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 Tumesce

1. to become swollen [v -MESCED, -MESCING, -MESCES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tumesce

tumbrels
tumbril
tumbrils
tumbu dermal myiasis
tumchaite
tumefacient
tumefaction
tumefactions
tumefied
tumefies
tumefy
tumefying
tumentia
tumeric
tumeric yellow
tumesce (current term)
tumesced
tumescence
tumescences
tumescent
tumesces
tumescing
tumid
tumidities
tumidity
tumidly
tumidness
tumidnesses
tummal
tummals

Literary usage of Tumesce

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1. A German-English Dictionary for Chemists by Austin McDowell Patterson (1917)
"tarnish, become du or dim; (of dyed goods) recolor; swell, in tumesce; increase; amount; run; crowd. ..."

2. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Carl Schorlemmer (1920)
"... vapour condensing to graphite.4 443 As already mentioned, many specimens of graphite in- tumesce when moistened with nitric acid and strongly heated. ..."

3. Treatise on Mineralogy: Second Part, Consisting of Descriptions of the by Charles Upham Shepard (1835)
"Before the blow-pipe, it loses its transparency, and melts into a glassy globule: the radiated varieties exfoliate, and the compact ones in- tumesce. ..."

4. Treatise on Mineralogy: Or, The Natural History of the Mineral Kingdom by Friedrich Mohs (1825)
"Before the blowpipe the varieties of the present species in- tumesce and partly exfoliate, but are difficultly fusible, and only on the thinnest edges, ..."

5. Elements of Optical Mineralogy: An Introduction to Microscopic Petrography by Newton Horace Winchell, Alexander Newton Winchell (1908)
"These minerals are rather easily decomposed by acids, usually with gelatinization; they are readily fusible, and many of them in- tumesce before the ..."

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