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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Tumidity resulting from the presence of blood or other fluid in the tissues.

Usage examples (23)
  • 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.
  • On the other hand, the tumescence of the parts in women is usually,
  • I would say, the profligate profiteers confuse tumescence with goodness. for more
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