Word of the Day – Intumesce

By February 8, 2018Word of the Day

Intumesce (verb) (rare)

in-too-mess

Swell up.

Late 18th century: from Latin intumescere, from in- ‘into’ + tumescere ‘begin to swell’ (from tumere ‘swell’).

Example sentences

“He just went on and on, insistent to intumesce my rage!”

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