Definition of intumesce in English:

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intumesce

Pronunciation: /ˌint(y)o͞oˈmes/

verb

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

Derivatives

intumescence

Pronunciation: /ˌint(y)o͞oˈmes(ə)ns/
noun

Origin

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

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Syllabification: in·tu·mesce

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