Turgescency
Turgescence Tur*ges"cence, Turgescency Tur*ges"cen*cy, n. [Cf. F. turgescence. See {Turgescent}.] 1. The act of swelling, or the state of being swollen, or turgescent. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

2. Empty magnificence or pompousness; inflation; bombast; turgidity. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]


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