Definition of detumescence in English:

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detumescence

Pronunciation: /ˌdiːtjʊˈmɛs(ə)ns/

noun

[mass noun]
The process of subsiding from a state of tension, swelling, or (especially) sexual arousal.

Derivatives

detumesce

verb

detumescent

adjective

Origin

Late 17th century: from Latin detumescere, from de- 'down, away'+ tumescere 'to swell'.

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