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Definition of intumescence:

  1. Anything swollen or enlarged, as a tumor.
  2. The act or process of swelling or enlarging; also, the state of being swollen; expansion; tumidity; especially, the swelling up of bodies under the action of heat.

Synonyms:

extrusion, bump, jut, gibbousness, prominence, lump, intumescency, protrusion, excrescence, gibbosity, protuberance, swelling, bulge, hump, puffiness.

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