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English noun: intumescence

1. intumescence (state) swelling up with blood or other fluids (as with congestion)


Synonymsintumescency


Broader (hypernym)lump, puffiness, swelling


Narrower (hyponym)haematoma, hematoma

2. intumescence (process) the increase in volume of certain substances when they are heated (often accompanied by release of water)


Synonymsintumescency, swelling


Broader (hypernym)chemical action, chemical change, chemical process









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