HyperDic: intumesce

English > 2 senses of the word intumesce:
VERBmotionintumesce, bubble upmove upwards in bubbles, as from the effect of heating
changeintumesce, swell, swell up, tumefy, tumesceexpand abnormally
English > intumesce: 2 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove upwards in bubbles, as from the effect of heating; also used metaphorically.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymbubble up
Broadersurface, come up, rise up, riseCome to the surface
English > intumesce: 2 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningExpand abnormally.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsswell, swell up, tumefy, tumesce
Caused byswellCause to become swollen
Narrowerbelly, belly outSwell out or bulge out
blister, vesicateGet blistered
bloatBecome bloated or swollen or puff up
distendSwell from or as if from internal pressure
puff, puff up, blow up, puff outTo swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"
BroaderexpandBecome larger / larger in size or volume or quantity
Spanishagrandarse, dilatarse, expandirse, hincharse, inflamarse, inflarse
Catalandilatar-se, inflar-se
Nounsintumescence, intumescencyswelling up with blood or other fluids (as with congestion)

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