Tumid Tu"mid, a. [L. tumidus, fr. tumere to swell; cf. Skr. tumra strong, fat. Cf. {Thumb}.] 1. Swelled, enlarged, or distended; as, a tumid leg; tumid flesh. [1913 Webster]

2. Rising above the level; protuberant. [1913 Webster]

So high as heaved the tumid hills. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. Swelling in sound or sense; pompous; puffy; inflated; bombastic; falsely sublime; turgid; as, a tumid expression; a tumid style. [1913 Webster] -- {Tu"mid*ly}, adv. -- {Tu"mid*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • tumid — tumidity, tumidness, n. tumidly, adv. /tooh mid, tyooh /, adj. 1. swollen, or affected with swelling, as a part of the body. 2. pompous or inflated, as language; turgid; bombastic. 3. seeming to swell; bulging. [1535 45; < L tumidus swollen,… …   Universalium

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  • tumid — [ tju:mɪd] adjective 1》 (of a part of the body) swollen or bulging. 2》 pompous or bombastic: tumid oratory. Derivatives tumidity noun tumidly adverb Origin C16: from L. tumidus, from tumere to swell …   English new terms dictionary

  • tumid — /ˈtjuməd / (say tyoohmuhd) adjective 1. swollen, or affected with swelling, as a part of the body. 2. pompous, turgid, or bombastic, as language, literary style, etc. {Latin tumidus swollen} –tumidity /tjuˈmɪdəti/ (say tyooh miduhtee) –tumidness …   Australian English dictionary

  • tumid — [to͞o′mid, tyo͞o′mid] adj. [L tumidus < tumere, to swell: see TUMOR] 1. swollen; bulging 2. inflated or pompous tumidity n. tumidness tumidly adv …   English World dictionary

  • tumid — adj. 1 (of parts of the body etc.) swollen, inflated. 2 (of a style etc.) inflated, bombastic. Derivatives: tumidity n. tumidly adv. tumidness n. Etymology: L tumidus f. tumere swell …   Useful english dictionary

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