A Word A Day : Tumid
Friday, 25th April 2008 : Today's Word is ...
( Adjective )
Pronunciation : too-mid
1. describes a body part or organ that is swollen
2. ostentatiously lofty in style
3. filled up with or as if with something insubstantial
Mid-16th century - Latin tumidus - tumere - swell
flatulent, inflated, overblown, tumescent, turgid, windy,
• With all his tumid
boasts, he's like the sword-fish, who only wears his weapon in his mouth.
• So high as heaved the tumid
hills, so low Down sunk a hollow bottom broad and deep, Capacious bed of waters.
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