Definition of tumescent in English:

tumescent

Line breaks: tu|mes¦cent
Pronunciation: /tjʊˈmɛs(ə)nt
 
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adjective

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

Origin

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

Derivatives

tumescence

noun

tumescently

adverb

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