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Definitions for tumefy
ˈtu məˌfaɪ, ˈtyu-tume·fy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tumefyverb

    cause to become very swollen

  2. swell, swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesceverb

    expand abnormally

    "The bellies of the starving children are swelling"


  1. tumefyverb

    to cause to swell

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Tumefyverb

    To swell; to make to swell.

    Etymology: tumefacio, Lat.

    I applied three small causticks triangular about the tumified joint. Richard Wiseman, Surgery.

    A fleshy excrescence, exceeding hard and tumefied, supposed to demand extirpation. Samuel Sharp, Surgery.


  1. tumefy

    To tumefy means to cause to swell or become swollen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tumefyverb

    to swell; to cause to swell, or puff up

  2. Tumefyverb

    to rise in a tumor; to swell

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tumefy

    tū′me-fī, v.t. to cause to swell.—v.i. to swell: to rise in a tumour:—pa.t. and pa.p. tū′mefīed.n. Tumefac′tion, tumour: swelling. [L. tumefacĕretumēre, to swell, facĕre, to make.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tumefy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tumefy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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