Definition of turgesco
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Orthography ID = 2061205
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LNS
turgescō, turgescere, -, -
turgeo
verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. to begin to swell, to swell up, swell
  2. To swell with passion
  3. to be inflated, turgid
Abbreviations
turgesco, ere, v. inch. n. [turgeo], to begin to swell, to swell up, swell. Lit.: ne aqua in eorum corpore turgescat, Varr. R. R. 8, 9, 13: hoc (umore) aetas illa (puerilis) turgescit, Quint. 11, 3, 28: prima Ceres docuit turgescere semen in agris, Ov. Am. 3, 10, 11: brassica valido caule, Col. poet. 10, 325: virgulta, Plin. 8, 50, 76, ยง 200: hic satur irriguo mavult turgescere somno, i. e. to grow fat or stout, Pers. 5, 56: bullatis nugis Pagina turgescit, i. e. is full, id. 5, 18.

— Trop. To swell with passion: sapientis animus numquam turgescit, numquam tumet, Cic. Tusc. 3, 9, 19: cor turgescit tristibus iris, id. poet. id. ib. 3, 9, 18: turgescit vitrea bilis, Pers. 3, 8.

— Of speech, to be inflated, turgid: genus dicendi, quod immodico tumore turgescit, Quint. 12, 10, 73.
 
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