That becomes swollen, especially upon exposure to heat
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  • intumescent — INTUMESCÉNT, Ă, intumescenţi, te, adj. (med.) (Despre ţesuturi) Care începe să se umfle, care prezintă o tumefacţie; umflat. – Din fr. intumescent. Trimis de valeriu, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  intumescént adj. m., pl. intumescénţi; f …   Dicționar Român

  • Intumescent — In tu*mes cent, a. [L. intumescens, p. pr.] Swelling up; expanding. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intumescent — 1796, from L. intumescentem (nom. intumescens), prp. of intumescere “to swell up,” from in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + tumescere (see TUMESCENCE (Cf. tumescence)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • intumescent — intumescence [ ɛ̃tymesɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1611; du lat. intumescere → tumeur ♦ Didact. Fait d enfler, de gonfler. Intumescence des chairs, de la rate. ⇒ enflure, gonflement, tuméfaction. Adj. INTUMESCENT, ENTE . ♢ Mécan. Onde de surface dans un canal… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Intumescent — Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Intumescent », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Terme désignant un matériau dont la particularité réside en une expansion de celui ci en cas de présence prolongée de chaleur excédant …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Intumescent — An intumescent is a substance which swells as a result of heat exposure, thus increasing in volume, and decreasing in density. Intumescents are typically used in passive fire protection and, in America, require listing and approval use and… …   Wikipedia

  • intumescent — adjective Date: 1953 of paint swelling and charring when exposed to flame …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • intumescent — n. [L. in, in; tumescere, to swell up] A swelling; being swollen or expanded …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • intumescent — See intumescence. * * * …   Universalium

  • intumescent — Enlarging; becoming enlarged or swollen. * * * in·tu·mes·cent ənt adj marked by intumescence * * * in·tu·mes·cent (in too mesґənt) [L. intumescens] swelling or becoming swollen …   Medical dictionary

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