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1 intumescence

Swelling up with blood or other fluids (as with congestion).

synonym: intumescency.

2 intumescence

The increase in volume of certain substances when they are heated (often accompanied by release of water).

synonyms: intumescency, swelling.

Roget 250: convexity, prominence, projection, swelling, gibbosity, bilge, bulge, protuberance, protrusion; camber, cahot [U.S.].    thank-ye-ma'am [U.S.].    swell.    intumescence; ... show more

Roget 194: expansion; increase of size etc. 35; enlargement, extension, augmentation; amplification, ampliation; aggrandizement, spread, increment, growth, ... show more

Moby thesaurus: benign tumor, bloat, bloatedness, bloating, blowing up, boil, bump, bunion, callosity, callus, cancer, carbuncle, carcinoma, corn, cyst, diastole, dilatation, dilation, distension, dropsy ... show more.

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