• WordNet 3.6
    • v tumefy expand abnormally "The bellies of the starving children are swelling"
    • v tumefy cause to become very swollen
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Tumefy To rise in a tumor; to swell.
    • v. t Tumefy To swell; to cause to swell, or puff up. "To swell, tumefy , stiffen, not the diction only, but the tenor of the thought."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tumefy To swell, or cause to swell or be tumid.
    • tumefy To swell; become tumid.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Tumefy tū′me-fī to cause to swell
    • v.i Tumefy to swell: to rise in a tumour:—pa.t. and pa.p. tū′mefīed
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. tuméfier, fr. L. tumere, to swell + -ficare,in comp.) to make; cf. L. tumefacere, to tumefy. See Tumid, and -fy


In literature:

He lay upon the table, screaming, because his abdomen was very painful and his hip was all tumefied.
"The New Book Of Martyrs" by Georges Duhamel
The thin, bony, and slightly tumefied head, wore a grimace.
"Therese Raquin" by Emile Zola
His eyes were injected with blood, his lips tumefied.
"The King in Yellow" by Robert W. Chambers
Occasionally, the joints assume a tumefied appearance, generally ulcerating, and causing painful wounds.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
A tumefying condition undoubtedly marks the beginning of all catarrhal diseases.
"Philosophy of Osteopathy" by Andrew T. Still
Sometimes the mouth is kept open, permitting the tumefied tongue to protrude.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
In either case the part is tumefied.
"Medica Sacra" by Richard Mead
A cup was exhausted of air and applied to the skin, causing the skin to tumefy.
"Bloodletting Instruments in the National Museum of History and Technology" by Audrey Davis
The tongue was greatly tumefied in one case.
"Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it" by Francis E. Anstie
Of course, Thacher's case, wherein the "abdomen was remarkably tumefied and tense," came into memory at once.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various