Meaning of tumescent

tu•mes•cent

Pronunciation: (t-mes'unt, ty-), [key]
— adj.
  1. swelling; slightly tumid.
  2. exhibiting or affected with many ideas or emotions; teeming.
  3. pompous and pretentious, esp. in the use of language; bombastic.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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