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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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