Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb intumesce

2 senses of intumesce

Sense 1
bubble up, intumesce -- (move upwards in bubbles, as from the effect of heating; also used metaphorically; "Gases bubbled up from the earth"; "Marx's ideas have bubbled up in many places in Latin America")
       => surface, come up, rise up, rise -- (come to the surface)

Sense 2
swell, swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesce -- (expand abnormally; "The bellies of the starving children are swelling")
       => expand -- (become larger in size or volume or quantity; "his business expanded rapidly")

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