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English noun: intumescence

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


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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