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Becoming or seeming swollen or distended.‘the cells are highly vacuolized, turgescent, and present a ‘chordal’ appearance’swollen, bloated, tumescent, dilated, engorged, enlarged, inflated, stretched, blown up, pumped out, pumped upView synonyms
Early 18th century: from Latin turgescent- ‘beginning to swell’, from the verb turgescere, from turgere ‘to swell’.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.