Definition of tumid in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtjuːmɪd/


1(Especially of a part of the body) swollen: a tumid belly
More example sentences
  • What was he doing easing my friend up across his tumid belly and onto his lap?
  • The rights to a future project currently sit in the directors tumid billfold.
  • It has a tumid rounded shape.
2(Especially of language or literary style) pompous or bombastic: tumid oratory



Pronunciation: /tjuːˈmɪdɪti/
Example sentences
  • The diction has in places a huge and rugged grandeur, which degenerates here and there into tumidity.
  • There is often slight guarding and generalised tumidity of the abdomen similar to the ‘doughiness’ of tuberculous peritonitis.
  • The orchestra added little apart from a certain unwelcome tumidity to music that would have been more at home as a Hollywood soundtrack.




Mid 16th century: from Latin tumidus, from tumere 'to swell'.

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