Intumesced
Intumesce In`tu*mesce", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Intumesced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Intumescing}.] [L. intumescere; pref. in- in + tumescere to swell up, incho. fr. tumere to swell. See {Tumid}.] To enlarge or expand with heat; to swell; specifically, to swell up or bubble up under the action of heat, as before the blowpipe. [1913 Webster]

In a higher heat, it intumesces, and melts into a yellowish black mass. --Kirwan. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • intumesced — v. swell up, become enlarged; bubble up …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Intumesce — In tu*mesce , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Intumesced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Intumescing}.] [L. intumescere; pref. in in + tumescere to swell up, incho. fr. tumere to swell. See {Tumid}.] To enlarge or expand with heat; to swell; specifically, to swell up or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Intumescing — Intumesce In tu*mesce , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Intumesced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Intumescing}.] [L. intumescere; pref. in in + tumescere to swell up, incho. fr. tumere to swell. See {Tumid}.] To enlarge or expand with heat; to swell; specifically, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intumesce — /in too mes , tyoo /, v.i., intumesced, intumescing. 1. to swell up, as with heat; become tumid. 2. to bubble up. [1790 1800; < L intumescere to swell up, equiv. to in IN 2 + tumescere, equiv. to tum(ere) to swell + escere ESCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • intumesce — /ɪntʃuˈmɛs/ (say inchooh mes) verb (i) (intumesced, intumescing) 1. to swell up, as with heat; become tumid. 2. to bubble up. {Latin intumescere swell up} …   Australian English dictionary

  • intumesce — [in΄to͞o mes′, intyo͞omes′] vi. intumesced, intumescing [L intumescere: see IN 1 & TUMESCENT] to swell, enlarge, expand, or bubble up, as with heat …   English World dictionary

  • intumescence — [in΄to͞omes′əns, in΄tyo͞omes′əns] n. [Fr] 1. an intumescing or being intumesced 2. a swollen or enlarged organ or mass, as a tumor; swelling intumescent adj …   English World dictionary

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