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Definitions for detumescence
ˌdi tuˈmɛs əns, -tyu-de·tumes·cence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. detumescencenoun

    diminution of swelling; the subsidence of anything swollen


  1. detumescencenoun

    The act of subsiding from a swollen state, especially the relaxation of an erect penis.

  2. Etymology: de- + tumescence

Webster Dictionary

  1. Detumescencenoun

    diminution of swelling; subsidence of anything swollen

  2. Etymology: [L. detumescere to cease swelling; de + tumescere, tumere, to swell.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Detumescence

    dē-tū-mes′ens, n. diminution of swelling—opp. to Intumescence.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of detumescence in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of detumescence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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