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Meaning of intumesce

in•tu•mesce

Pronunciation: (in"too-mes', -tyoo-), [key]
— -mesced, -mesc•ing.
  1. to swell up, as with heat; become tumid.
  2. to bubble up.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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