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Definition 1: the increase in volume of certain substances when they are heated (often accompanied by release of water) - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for intumescency in the sense of this definition

(intumescency is a kind of ...) (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved

Definition 2: swelling up with blood or other fluids (as with congestion) - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for intumescency in the sense of this definition

(intumescency is a kind of ...) an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement

(... is a kind of intumescency ) a localized swelling filled with blood

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