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  Definition of intumescence
  1. the swelling of certain substances when they are heated (often accompanied by release of water)
  2. swelling up with blood or other fluids (as with congestion)
Similar Words: intumescency, swelling

 

Hyponyms: hematoma, haematoma

 

Derivational Morphology: swell, swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesce

 

 
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