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English verb: tumefy

1. tumefy (change) cause to become very swollen


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)swell

2. tumefy (change) expand abnormally


SamplesThe bellies of the starving children are swelling.


Synonymsintumesce, swell, swell up, tumesce


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)expand


Narrower (hyponym)belly, belly out, blister, bloat, blow up, distend, puff, puff out, puff up, vesicate









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