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