intumescent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin intumēscēns, present participle of intumescō (rise, swell), from tumescō (become inflated).

Adjective[edit]

intumescent (comparative more intumescent, superlative most intumescent)

  1. That becomes swollen, especially upon exposure to heat

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Noun[edit]

intumescent (plural intumescents)

  1. Any substance that swells on exposure to heat, thus increasing in volume and decreasing in density.
    Intumescents are used in some fire protection systems.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

intumēscent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of intumēscō