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Definition 1: expand abnormally - [verb of change]

Samples where intumesce or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bellies of the starving children are swelling

Synonyms for intumesce in the sense of this definition

(intumesce is a kind of ...) become larger in size or volume or quantity

"his business expanded rapidly"

(... is a kind of intumesce ) swell from or as if from internal pressure

"The distended bellies of the starving cows"

(... is a kind of intumesce ) swell out or bulge out

(... is a kind of intumesce ) to swell or cause to enlarge

"Her faced puffed up from the drugs" "puffed out chests"

(... is a kind of intumesce ) become bloated or swollen or puff up

"The dead man's stomach was bloated"

(... is a kind of intumesce ) get blistered

"Her feet blistered during the long hike"

Definition 2: move upwards in bubbles, as from the effect of heating; also used metaphorically - [verb of motion]

Samples where intumesce or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Gases bubbled up from the earth
  • Marx's ideas have bubbled up in many places in Latin America

Synonyms for intumesce in the sense of this definition

(intumesce is a kind of ...) come to the surface

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