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Swollen or becoming swollen, especially as a response to sexual arousal.swollen, bloated, tumescent, dilated, engorged, enlarged, inflated, stretched, blown up, pumped out, pumped upView synonyms
Mid 19th century: from Latin tumescent- beginning to swell, from the verb tumescere, from tumere to swell.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.