intumescence definition

  • noun:
    • The work or means of swelling and/or condition to be inflamed.
    • A swollen organ or body component.
    • the entire process of inflammation up or even the condition to be distended
    • an instance of such swelling
    • The act or process of inflammation or enlarging; additionally, the state of being distended; development; tumidity; specially, the inflammation up of figures in activity of heat.
    • any such thing swollen or enlarged, as a tumor.
    • The state or means of inflammation or enlarging, much like temperature; growth; tumidity.
    • A swollen or tumid development or size; tumefaction.
    • inflammation up with bloodstream or other fluids (much like obstruction)
    • the increase in level of certain substances when they're heated (usually followed by release of liquid)

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