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Definition of tumescent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

tumescent

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//tjuːˈmesnt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tuːˈmesnt//
 
(formal)
 
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(especially of parts of the body) larger than normal, especially as a result of sexual excitement synonym swollen Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Latin tumescent- ‘beginning to swell’, from the verb tumescere, from tumere ‘to swell’.
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