intumesces


intumesces
v. swell up, become enlarged; bubble up

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Intumesce — In tu*mesce , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Intumesced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Intumescing}.] [L. intumescere; pref. in in + tumescere to swell up, incho. fr. tumere to swell. See {Tumid}.] To enlarge or expand with heat; to swell; specifically, to swell up or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Intumesced — Intumesce In tu*mesce , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Intumesced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Intumescing}.] [L. intumescere; pref. in in + tumescere to swell up, incho. fr. tumere to swell. See {Tumid}.] To enlarge or expand with heat; to swell; specifically, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Intumescing — Intumesce In tu*mesce , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Intumesced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Intumescing}.] [L. intumescere; pref. in in + tumescere to swell up, incho. fr. tumere to swell. See {Tumid}.] To enlarge or expand with heat; to swell; specifically, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Allotropes of carbon — Eight allotropes of carbon: a) Diamond, b) Graphite, c) Lonsdaleite, d) C60 (Buckminsterfullerene or buckyball), e) C540, f) C70, g) Amorphous carbon, and h) single walled carbon nanotube or buckytube. This is a list of the allotropes of carb …   Wikipedia


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