Tur*ges"cence (?), Tur*ges"cen*cy (?), n. [Cf. F. turgescence. See Turgescent.]

1.

The act of swelling, or the state of being swollen, or turgescent.

Sir T. Browne.

2.

Empty magnificence or pompousness; inflation; bombast; turgidity.

Johnson.

 

© Webster 1913.

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