Definition of detumescence in English:

detumescence

Line breaks: de|tu¦mes¦cence
Pronunciation: /ˌdiːtjʊˈmɛs(ə)ns
 
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noun

[mass 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

verb

detumescent

adjective

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