Definition of intumesce in English:

intumesce

Syllabification: in·tu·mesce
Pronunciation: /ˌint(y)o͞oˈmes
 
/

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

Pronunciation: /-ˈmesəns/
noun

Origin

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

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