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    tumescent

    tumescent - Dictionary definition and meaning for word tumescent

    Definition
    (adj) abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas
    Synonyms : intumescent , puffy , tumid , turgid
    Example Sentence
    • hungry children with bloated stomachs
    • he had a grossly distended stomach
    • eyes with puffed (or puffy) lids
    • swollen hands
    • tumescent tissue
    • puffy tumid flesh
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tumescent

Think of 'Tumor' which is swollen.

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