Definition of tumescent in English:

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tumescent

Pronunciation: /tjʊˈmɛs(ə)nt/

adjective

Swollen or becoming swollen, especially as a response to sexual arousal.

Derivatives

tumescence

Pronunciation: /tjʊˈmɛsəns/
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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