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English definition of “tumescent”

tumescent

adjective     /tjuːˈmes.ənt/ US  /tuː-/ specialized
(especially of parts of the body) swollen or becoming swollen: a tumescent penisSwellings and lumps tumescence     /-əns/ noun [U]
(Definition of tumescent adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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