Definition of tumescent in English:

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tumescent

Pronunciation: /t(y)o͞oˈmes(ə)nt/

adjective

1Swollen or becoming swollen, especially as a response to sexual arousal.
2(Especially of language or literary style) pompous or pretentious; tumid: his prose is tumescent, full of orotund language

Derivatives

tumescence

Pronunciation: /t(y)o͞oˈmesns/
noun

tumescently

adverb

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Latin tumescent- 'beginning to swell', from the verb tumescere, from tumere 'to swell'.

Words that rhyme with tumescent

acquiescent, adolescent, albescent, Besant, coalescent, confessant, convalescent, crescent, depressant, effervescent, erubescent, evanescent, excrescent, flavescent, fluorescent, immunosuppressant, incandescent, incessant, iridescent, juvenescent, lactescent, liquescent, luminescent, nigrescent, obsolescent, opalescent, pearlescent, phosphorescent, pubescent, putrescent, quiescent, suppressant, turgescent, virescent, viridescent

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Syllabification: tu·mes·cent

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