Definitions for: Tumid


[adj] (physiology) of sexual organs; stiff and rigid
[adj] abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas; "hungry children with bloated stomachs"; "he had a grossly distended stomach"; "eyes with puffed (or puffy) lids"; "swollen hands"; "tumescent tissue"; "puffy tumid flesh"
[adj] ostentatiously lofty in style; "a man given to large talk"; "tumid political prose"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

2. Rising above the level; protuberant.

So high as heaved the tumid hills. --Milton.

3. Swelling in sound or sense; pompous; puffy; inflated;
bombastic; falsely sublime; turgid; as, a tumid
expression; a tumid style. -- Tu"mid*ly, adv. --
Tu"mid*ness, n.

Synonyms: bloated, bombastic, declamatory, distended, erect, hard, large, orotund, puffed, puffy, rhetorical, swollen, tumescent, turgid, unhealthy

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