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tŭmesco , mŭi, 3,
I.v. inch. n. [tumeo], to begin to swell, to swell up (poet. and in postAug. prose).
II. Trop., to swell up, become swollen with passionate excitement, to become excited, violent, ready to burst forth: “rumpor et ora mihi pariter cum mente tumescunt (with anger),Ov. H. 8, 57: “rabie,Claud. IV. Cons. Hon. 242.—
B. To be puffed up with pride or insolence: “mens aut languescit aut contra tumescit inani persuasione,Quint. 1, 2, 18; “so with pride: serviles animi alte,Claud. in Eutr. 1, 176: “Ly dia Pactoli fonte,id. II. Cons. Stil. 61: “(monet) operta tumescere bella,are fermenting, threatening to break out, Verg. G. 1, 465; cf.: “tumescens bellum,Vell. 2, 15, 2.
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