Pronunciation: (tOO-mes'unt, tyOO-), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/tumescent.html on line 79 [key]
1. swelling; slightly tumid.
2. exhibiting or affected with many ideas or emotions; teeming.
3. pompous and pretentious, esp. in the use of language; bombastic.
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