One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Swollen or becoming swollen, especially as a response to sexual arousal.swollen, bloated, dilated, engorged, enlarged, inflated, stretched, blown up, pumped out, pumped upView synonyms
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’.
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