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

2 senses of tumefy

Sense 1
tumefy -- (cause to become very swollen)
       => swell -- (cause to become swollen; "The water swells the wood")

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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