Becoming or seeming swollen or distended.
swollen, bloated, tumescent, dilated, engorged, enlarged, inflated, stretched, blown up, pumped out, pumped up
- ‘the cells are highly vacuolized, turgescent, and present a “chordal” appearance’
Early 18th century from Latin turgescent- ‘beginning to swell’, from the verb turgescere, from turgere ‘to swell’.
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