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 for tumefy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tumefy \Tu"me*fy\ (t[=u]"m[-e]*f[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Tumefied (t[=u]"m[-e]*f[imac]d); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Tumefying.] [F. tum['e]fier, fr. L. tumere to swell +
     -ficare (in comp.) to make; cf. L. tumefacere to tumefy. See
     Tumid, and -fy.]
     To swell; to cause to swell, or puff up.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           To swell, tumefy, stiffen, not the diction only, but
           the tenor of the thought.                --De Quincey.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tumefy \Tu"me*fy\, v. i.
     To rise in a tumor; to swell.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tumefy
      v 1: cause to become very swollen
      2: expand abnormally; "The bellies of the starving children are
         swelling" [syn: swell, swell up, intumesce, tumefy,
         tumesce]

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