Tumefy Tu"me*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tumefied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tumefying}.] [F. tum['e]fier, fr. L. tumere to swell + -ficare (in comp.) to make; cf. L. tumefacere to tumefy. See {Tumid}, and {-fy}.] To swell; to cause to swell, or puff up. [1913 Webster]

To swell, tumefy, stiffen, not the diction only, but the tenor of the thought. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Tumefy — Tu me*fy, v. i. To rise in a tumor; to swell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tumefy — [to͞o′mə fī΄, tyo͞o′mə fī΄] vt., vi. tumefied, tumefying [Fr tuméfier, as if < L * tumeficere, for tumefacere, to cause to swell < tumere, to swell (see TUMOR) + facere, to make, DO1] to make or become swollen …   English World dictionary

  • tumefy — /tooh meuh fuy , tyooh /, v.t., v.i., tumefied, tumefying. to make or become swollen or tumid. [1590 1600; back formation from tumefied, Anglicization of L tumefactus (ptp. of tumefacere to cause to swell), equiv. to tume(re) to swell + factus… …   Universalium

  • tumefy — verb to cause to swell …   Wiktionary

  • tumefy — To swell or to cause to swell …   Medical dictionary

  • tumefy — tu·me·fy || tuːmɪfaɪ / tju v. swell, cause to swell …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tumefy — [ tju:mɪfʌɪ] verb (tumefies, tumefying, tumefied) become swollen. Derivatives tumefaction noun Origin C16 (earlier (ME) as tumefaction): from Fr. tuméfier, from L. tumefacere, from tumere to swell …   English new terms dictionary

  • tumefy — I. v. a. Swell, inflate, distend, puff up, enlarge. II. v. n. Swell, puff up …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • tumefy — v swell, distend, bloat, protuberate, puff or blow up, become larger, fill out, grow, enlarge; inflate, increase, dilate …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • tumefy — tu·me·fy …   English syllables

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