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  1. intumescent(Adjective)

    That becomes swollen, especially upon exposure to heat

  2. Origin: From intumescens, present participle of intumesco, from tumesco.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intumescent(adj)

    swelling up; expanding

  2. Origin: [L. intumescens, p. pr.]


  1. Intumescent

    An intumescent is a substance that swells as a result of heat exposure, thus increasing in volume and decreasing in density. Intumescents are typically used in passive fire protection and, in the U.S., require listing and approval use and compliance in their installed configurations in order to comply with the law.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intumescent in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intumescent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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