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detumescence

Syllabification: de·tu·mes·cence
Pronunciation: /ˌdēt(y)o͞oˈmesəns
 
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Definition of detumescence in English:

noun

The process of subsiding from a state of tension, swelling, or (especially) sexual arousal.

Origin

late 17th century: from Latin detumescere, from de- 'down, away'+ tumescere 'to swell'.

Derivatives

detumesce

1
verb

detumescent

2
adjective

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