Definition of intumesce in English:

intumesce

Line breaks: in¦tu|mesce
Pronunciation: /ˌɪntjʊˈmɛs
 
/

verb

[no object] rare
  • Swell up.
    More example sentences
    • Each woman I take seems to deepen my rage, intumesce my lust, and refine my deviant appetite.

Derivatives

intumescence

noun

Origin

late 18th century: from Latin intumescere, from in- 'into' + tumescere 'begin to swell' (from tumere 'swell').

More definitions of intumesce

Definition of intumesce in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea