Definition of tumesco
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LNS
tumescō, tumescere, tumuī, -
tumeo
verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. to begin to swell, to swell up
  2. to swell up, become swollen, to become excited, violent, ready to burst forth
  3. To be puffed up
Abbreviations
tumesco, mui, 3, v. inch. n. [tumeo], to begin to swell, to swell up (poet. and in postAug. prose). Lit.: inflatum mare cum subito penitusque tumescit, Cic. poet. Div. 1, 7, 13: vi maria, Verg. G. 2, 479: freta ventis, Ov. M. 1, 36: inflata colla, id. ib. 6, 377: vulnera, Tac. H. 2, 77: fluvius tabe nivis, Luc. 10, 244: suco herba, Sen. Herc. Fur. 936: matura virginitas, Claud. Epith. 125.

— Trop., to swell up, become swollen with passionate excitement, to become excited, violent, ready to burst forth: rumpor et ora mihi pariter cum mente tumescunt (with anger), Ov. H. 8, 57: rabie, Claud. IV. Cons. Hon. 242.

— To be puffed up with pride or insolence: mens aut languescit aut contra tumescit inani persuasione, Quint. 1, 2, 18; so with pride: serviles animi alte, Claud. in Eutr. 1, 176: Ly dia Pactoli fonte, id. II. Cons. Stil. 61: (monet) operta tumescere bella, are fermenting, threatening to break out, Verg. G. 1, 465; cf.: tumescens bellum, Vell. 2, 15, 2.
 
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