Definition of "tumescence" [tu•mes•cence]

  • (noun) A swelling or enlarging.
  • (noun) A swollen condition.
  • (noun) A swollen part or organ.

Use "tumescence" in a sentence

  • "The Liberals let the budget pass, which left the Harper government in office but in a state of political semi-tumescence, which is where it's been since those first days."
  • "For those who know what "tumescence" is, the term makes a lot of sense."
  • "It is tumescence which is the really essential part of the process, and we cannot afford, with Moll, to ignore it altogether."

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