Intumesce

Definition of Intumesce

In`tu`mesce´
v. i.1.To enlarge or expand with heat; to swell; specifically, to swell up or bubble up under the action of heat, as before the blowpipe.
[imp. & p. p. Intumesced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Intumescing .]
In a higher heat, it intumesces, and melts into a yellowish black mass.
- Kirwan.

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bubble up, come up, rise, rise up, surface
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