Tumefying
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]


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

  • tumefacient — /tjuməˈfeɪʃənt/ (say tyoohmuh fayshuhnt) adjective tumefying; swelling. {Latin tumefaciens, present participle, tumefying} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Tumefacient — Tu me*fa cient, a. [L. tumefaciens, entis, p. pr. of tumefacere to tumefy; tumere to swell + facere to make.] Producing swelling; tumefying. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tumefaction — Tu me*fac tion, n. [Cf. F. tum[ e]faction.] The act or process of tumefying, swelling, or rising into a tumor; a swelling. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tumefied — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tumefacient — /tooh meuh fay sheuhnt, tyooh /, adj. tumefying; causing to swell. [1880 85; < L tumefacient , s. of tumefaciens (prp. of tumefacere to cause to swell). See TUMEFY, FACIENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

  • Expansion — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Expansion >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 expansion expansion Sgm: N 1 increase increase &c. 35 of size Sgm: N 1 enlargement enlargement extension augmentation Sgm: N 1 amplification amplification …   English dictionary for students

  • 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

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