adjective see detumescence

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • détumescent — ⇒DÉTUMESCENT, ENTE, adj. MÉD. [En parlant d une tumeur, d un organe enflé] Qui se désenfle, qui diminue de volume. Anton. tumescent. P. métaph. Le flot, l instant d avant si noir et si houleux, Doux et détumescent, devient stagnant, huileux… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • detumescent — See detumescence. * * * …   Universalium

  • detumescent — adj. reduces swelling …   English contemporary dictionary

  • detumescent — de·tumescent …   English syllables

  • detumescent — ¦dēˌ adjective : characterized by detumescence …   Useful english dictionary

  • detumescence — detumescent, adj. /dee tooh mes euhns, tyooh /, n. reduction or subsidence of swelling. [1670 80; < L detumesc(ere) to cease swelling (de DE + tumescere to swell) + ENCE; see TUMESCENCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • Phenylephrine — Systematic (IUPAC) name (R) 3 [ 1 hydroxy 2 (methylamino)eth …   Wikipedia

  • detumescence — [ˌdi:tjʊ mɛs(ə)ns] noun the process of subsiding from a state of tension, swelling, or sexual arousal. Derivatives detumesce verb detumescent adjective Origin C17: from L. detumescent , detumescere, from de down, away + tumescere to swell …   English new terms dictionary

  • detumescence — noun Etymology: Latin detumescere to become less swollen, from de + tumescere to swell more at tumescent Date: 1678 subsidence or diminution of swelling or erection • detumescent adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • detumesce — verb a) To leave the erect, sexually aroused state. b) To lose ones sexual arousal: to experience the detumescence of ones sexual organs. See Also: detumescence, detumescent …   Wiktionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”