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intuitionist
Intuitive
intuitive feeling
intuitively
intuitiveness
intuitivism
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Intumulated
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intumescent definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas; "hungry children with bloated stomachs"; "he had a grossly distended stomach"; "eyes with puffed (or puffy) lids"; "swollen hands"; "tumescent tissue"; "puffy tumid flesh" [syn: puffy, intumescent, tumescent, tumid, turgid]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1953 of paint swelling and charring when exposed to flame

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Intumescent In`tu*mes"cent, a. [L. intumescens, p. pr.] Swelling up; expanding.



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