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  Definition of intumesce
  1. expand abnormally; "The bellies of the starving children are swelling"
  2. move upwards in bubbles, as from the effect of heating; also used metaphorically; "Gases bubbled up from the earth"; "Marx''s ideas have bubbled up in many places in Latin America"
Similar Words: swell, swell up, tumefy, tumesce, bubble up

 

Hyponyms: distend, belly, belly out, puff, puff up, blow up, puff out, bloat, blister, vesicate

 

Derivational Morphology: tumefaction, intumescence, intumescency, swelling, puffiness, lump

 

 
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