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turgesco , ĕre,
I.v. inch. n. [turgeo], to begin to swell, to swell up, swell.
I. Lit.: “ne aqua in eorum corpore turgescat,Varr. R. R. 8, 9, 13: “hoc (umore) aetas illa (puerilis) turgescit,Quint. 11, 3, 28: “prima Ceres docuit turgescere semen in agris,Ov. Am. 3, 10, 11: “brassica valido caule, Col. poët. 10, 325: virgulta,Plin. 8, 50, 76, § 200: hic satur irriguo mavult turgescere somno, i. e. to grow fat or stout, Pers. 5, 56: “bullatis nugis Pagina turgescit,” i. e. is full, id. 5, 18.—
II. Trop.
A. To swell with passion: “sapientis animus numquam turgescit, numquam tumet,Cic. Tusc. 3, 9, 19: cor turgescit tristibus iris, id. poët. id. ib. 3, 9, 18: “turgescit vitrea bilis,Pers. 3, 8.—
B. Of speech, to be inflated, turgid: “genus dicendi, quod immodico tumore turgescit,Quint. 12, 10, 73.
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