Definition of Intumesce

1. Verb. Move upwards in bubbles, as from the effect of heating; also used metaphorically. "Marx's ideas have bubbled up in many places in Latin America"

Exact synonyms: Bubble Up
Generic synonyms: Come Up, Rise, Rise Up, Surface



2. Verb. Expand abnormally. "Did his feet intumesce?"; "The bellies of the starving children are swelling"
Exact synonyms: Swell, Swell Up, Tumefy, Tumesce
Specialized synonyms: Distend, Belly, Belly Out, Blow Up, Puff, Puff Out, Puff Up, Bloat, Blister, Vesicate
Generic synonyms: Expand
Derivative terms: Intumescence, Intumescency, Swelling, Tumefaction, Tumescent

Definition of Intumesce

1. v. i. To enlarge or expand with heat; to swell; specifically, to swell up or bubble up under the action of heat, as before the blowpipe.

Definition of Intumesce

1. Verb. To swell or enlarge (abnormally) ¹

2. Verb. To bubble up (as the result of heating) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Intumesce

1. [v -MESCED, -MESCING, -MESCES]

Medical Definition of Intumesce

1. To swell up; to enlarge. Origin: L. In-tumesco, to swell up, fr. Tumeo, to swell (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Intumesce

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intuitionistic
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intuitive feeling
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intuits
intumesce (current term)
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intumescentia ganglioformis
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intumescentia tympanica
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intumulated

Literary usage of Intumesce

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1. The Popular Encyclopedia: Being a General Dictionary of Arts, Sciences by Daniel Keyte Sandford, Thomas Thomson, Allan Cunningham (1836)
"... may be lower than will bring the surface of the ware into a suitable state for combining therewith, and consequently, they would intumesce, be devoid of ..."

2. Treatise on Mineralogy: Or, The Natural History of the Mineral Kingdom by Friedrich Mohs (1825)
"Those which contain lithia intumesce before the blowpipe, ... those which contain soda intumesce still more, but likewise do not melt, except on the edges; ..."

3. Elements of Mineralogy by Richard Kirwan (1810)
"Again, as to intumescence, several stones intumesce before fusion, ... &c. and several zeolites, do not intumesce, per Bergman, Swed. Abhandl. 1734, p. ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1832)
"... but do not melt ; those which contain soda intumesce still more, ... those containing lime intumesce very much, and melt into a white slag. ..."

5. Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1838)
"... Those which contain lithia intumesce before the blow-pipe, ... but do not melt; those which contain soda intumesce still more, ..."

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