Definition of "tumid" [tu•mid]

  • Swollen; distended. Used of a body part or organ. (adjective)
  • Of a bulging shape; protuberant. (adjective)
  • Overblown; bombastic: tumid political prose. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tumid" in a sentence
  • "= veil = is thick, and the annulus narrow and very thick or "tumid," easily breaking up and disappearing."
  • "The outermost part is a tough scab-like purple scale, but within is a tumid floret of a highly complex design."
  • "The buttons of her blouse tug around her tumid breasts."