Tumid

Tu"mid

(?), a. [L. tumidus, fr. tumere to swell; cf. Skr. tumra strong, fat. Cf. Thumb.] 1. Swelled, enlarged, or distended; as, a tumid leg; tumid flesh.
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2. Rising above the level; protuberant.
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So high as heaved the tumid hills.
Milton.
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3. Swelling in sound or sense; pompous; puffy; inflated; bombastic; falsely sublime; turgid; as, a tumid expression; a tumid style.
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-- Tu"mid*ly, adv. -- Tu"mid*ness, n.
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