Definition of tumescent in English:


Pronunciation /t(y)o͞oˈmes(ə)nt/ /t(j)uˈmɛs(ə)nt/

Translate tumescent into Spanish


  • 1Swollen or becoming swollen, especially as a response to sexual arousal.

    swollen, bloated, tumescent, dilated, engorged, enlarged, inflated, stretched, blown up, pumped out, pumped up
  • 2(especially of language or literary style) pompous or pretentious.

    • ‘his prose is tumescent, full of orotund language’


Mid 19th century from Latin tumescent- ‘beginning to swell’, from the verb tumescere, from tumere ‘to swell’.