intumesce


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in·tu·mesce

(in-tū-mes'),
To swell up; to enlarge.
[L. in-tumesco, to swell up, fr. tumeo, to swell]
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intumesce

(ĭn′to͞o-mĕs′, -tyo͞o-)
intr.v. intu·mesced, intu·mescing, intu·mesces
1. To swell or expand; enlarge.
2. To bubble up, especially from the effect of heating.
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intumesce

verb Swell, expand, become turgid.
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in·tu·mesce

(in'tū-mes')
To swell up; to enlarge.
[L. in-tumesco, to swell up, fr. tumeo, to swell]
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