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From tumeō (I swell) +‎ -scō.



tumēscō (present infinitive tumēscere, perfect active tumuī); third conjugation, no passive

  1. I begin to swell, become distended or inflated, swell up.
  2. (figuratively) I become excited or violent, ready to burst forth.


   Conjugation of tumesco (third conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present tumēscō tumēscis tumēscit tumēscimus tumēscitis tumēscunt
imperfect tumēscēbam tumēscēbās tumēscēbat tumēscēbāmus tumēscēbātis tumēscēbant
future tumēscam tumēscēs tumēscet tumēscēmus tumēscētis tumēscent
perfect tumuī tumuistī tumuit tumuimus tumuistis tumuērunt, tumuēre
pluperfect tumueram tumuerās tumuerat tumuerāmus tumuerātis tumuerant
future perfect tumuerō tumueris tumuerit tumuerimus tumueritis tumuerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present tumēscam tumēscās tumēscat tumēscāmus tumēscātis tumēscant
imperfect tumēscerem tumēscerēs tumēsceret tumēscerēmus tumēscerētis tumēscerent
perfect tumuerim tumuerīs tumuerit tumuerīmus tumuerītis tumuerint
pluperfect tumuissem tumuissēs tumuisset tumuissēmus tumuissētis tumuissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present tumēsce tumēscite
future tumēscitō tumēscitō tumēscitōte tumēscuntō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives tumēscere tumuisse
participles tumēscēns
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
tumēscere tumēscendī tumēscendō tumēscendum

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  • tumesco in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • tumesco in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • tumesco in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • tumesco in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016