Definition of intumesce in English:

intumesce

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

Origin

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

Derivatives

intumescence

noun

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