Intumescent



[in-too-mes-uh ns, -tyoo-] /ˌɪn tʊˈmɛs əns, -tyʊ-/

noun
1.
a swelling up, as with congestion.
2.
the state of being swollen.
3.
a swollen mass.
/ˌɪntjʊˈmɛsəns/
noun
1.
(pathol) a swelling up, as with blood or other fluid
2.
(pathol) a swollen organ or part
3.
(chem) the swelling of certain substances on heating, often accompanied by the escape of water vapour
adj.

1796, from Latin intumescentem (nominative intumescens), present participle of intumescere “to swell up,” from in- “in” (see in- (2)) + tumescere (see tumescence).
n.

1650s, from French intumescence, from Latin intumescere (see intumescent).

intumescence in·tu·mes·cence (ĭn’tōō-měs’əns, -tyōō-)
n.

in’tu·mes’cent adj.

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