intumescent

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

intumescent ‎(comparative more intumescent, superlative most intumescent)

  1. That becomes swollen, especially upon exposure to heat

Related termsEdit

NounEdit

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.

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

intumēscent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of intumēscō