Tu"me*fy (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tumefied (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Tumefying.] [F. tum'efier, fr. L. tumere to swell + -ficare (in comp.) to make; cf. L. tumefacere to tumefy. See Tumid, and -fy.]

To swell; to cause to swell, or puff up.

To swell, tumefy, stiffen, not the diction only, but the tenor of the thought. De Quincey.


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Tu"me*fy, v. i.

To rise in a tumor; to swell.


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