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Tu"mid (?), a. [L. tumidus, fr. tumere to swell; cf. Skr. tumra strong, fat. Cf. Thumb.]


Swelled, enlarged, or distended; as, a tumid leg; tumid flesh.


Rising above the level; protuberant.

So high as heaved the tumid hills. Milton.


Swelling in sound or sense; pompous; puffy; inflated; bombastic; falsely sublime; turgid; as, a tumid expression; a tumid style.

-- Tu"mid*ly, adv. -- Tu"mid*ness, n.


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