Definition of “tumescent” - English Dictionary

“tumescent” in British English

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tumescentadjective

uk /tʃuːˈmes.ənt/ us /tuːˈmes.ənt/ specialized

(especially of parts of the body) swollen or becoming swollen:

a tumescent penis
tumescence
noun [ U ] uk /tʃuːˈmes.əns/ us /tuːˈmes.əns/

(Definition of “tumescent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)