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detumescence

 [de″too-mes´ens]
the subsidence of congestion and swelling.

de·tu·mes·cence

(dē'tū-mes'ents),
Subsidence of a swelling.
[L. de, from, + tumesco, to swell up, fr. tumeo, to swell]

detumescence

/de·tu·mes·cence/ (de″tu-mes´ins) the subsidence of congestion and swelling.

detumescence

(dē′to͞o-mĕs′əns, -tyo͞o-)
n.
Reduction or lessening of a swelling, especially of a swollen organ or part.

de′tu·mes′cent adj.

de·tu·mes·cence

(dē'tū-mes'ĕns)
Subsidence of a swelling.
[L. de, from, + tumesco, to swell up, fr. tumeo, to swell]

detumescence

A return to normal, from a swollen state, of an organ or part, especially the penis.

detumescence

the subsidence of congestion and swelling.
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Her ideological roots made her strident and tough-talking, but Clintonian caution meant that her tough talk was usually backed up by only the tiniest and most detumescent of sticks.
1 leave it to Lawrence's psychobiographers to contemplate the possibilities here in his eminently convenient manipulations of psychodynamic theory: more precisely, to wonder whether Lawrence's consideration of such "reverse" probability offers him a cleverway, in the last years of his life, to demand strategic acquiescence from Frieda even as he pleads his undying love over an unmoving and detumescent phallus.
Judith Bernstein's Union Jack-Off on Vietnam Policy, 1967, for example, may not have stopped the war, nor did the New York-based artist presumably imagine otherwise, but given the ferocity of her gestures and grotesquely evocative encrustations of paint--phalluses emerging, keloid-like, from the fat striped red-and-gray ground; bunched-up stockings; collage; American flags; and a detumescent segment that hangs from the base of the panel to lie flaccidly on the floor--one cannot help but respond or admit to complicity.
They return, as it were, detumescent and disheveled, party-favor failures.