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English verb: intumesce

1. intumesce (motion) move upwards in bubbles, as from the effect of heating; also used metaphorically


SamplesGases bubbled up from the earth.
Marx's ideas have bubbled up in many places in Latin America.


Synonymsbubble up


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)come up, rise, rise up, surface

2. intumesce (change) expand abnormally


SamplesThe bellies of the starving children are swelling.


Synonymsswell, swell up, tumefy, 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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