Tumescent Tu*mes"cent, a. Slightly tumid; swollen, as certain moss capsules. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • tumescent — tumescent, ente [ tymesɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1839; lat. tumescens ♦ Didact. Qui s enfle, se gonfle, grossit (tissus vivants). Organe tumescent. ● tumescent, tumescente adjectif (latin tumescens, entis, de tumescere, s enfler) Qui est en état de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tumescent — TUMESCÉNT, Ă, tumescenţi, te, adj. (med.: despre ţesuturi) Care se umflă. – Din fr. tumescent. Trimis de ana zecheru, 01.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  TUMESCÉNT adj. v. inflamat, tumefiat, umflat. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime … …   Dicționar Român

  • tumescent — (adj.) 1884, from L. tumescentem, prp. of tumescere to begin to swell, inceptive of tumere to swell (see THIGH (Cf. thigh)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tumescent — [adj] swollen bloated, bulging, bulgy, bursting, distended, distent, enlarged, expanding, inflated, puffed, puffy, tumid; concept 485 …   New thesaurus

  • tumescent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ swollen or becoming swollen. DERIVATIVES tumescence noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Tumescent — Swelling; slightly tumid (swollen). For example, tumescent liposuction involves pumping a solution beneath the skin which swells it to facilitate suctioning out fat. For another example, the penis can become tumescent. Tumescent and tumor are… …   Medical dictionary

  • tumescent — adjective Etymology: Latin tumescent , tumescens, present participle of tumescere to swell up, inchoative of tumēre to swell Date: 1882 somewhat swollen < tumescent tissue > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tumescent — tumescence, n. /tooh mes euhnt, tyooh /, adj. 1. swelling; slightly tumid. 2. exhibiting or affected with many ideas or emotions; teeming. 3. pompous and pretentious, esp. in the use of language; bombastic. [1880 85; < L tumescent (s. of… …   Universalium

  • tumescent —    having an erection of the penis    Literally, swelling, of anything:     I don t in the least mind letting girls see my penis. I suppose it s because I fear... becoming lightly, or indeed heavily, tumescent and attracting the attention of… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • tumescent — [tjʊ mɛs(ə)nt] adjective swollen or becoming swollen. Derivatives tumescence noun tumescently adverb Origin C19: from L. tumescent , tumescere begin to swell , from tumere to swell …   English new terms dictionary

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