Definition of Intumesce. Meaning of Intumesce. Synonyms of Intumesce

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Definition of Intumesce

Intumesce In`tu*mesce", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Intumesced; p. pr. & vb. n. Intumescing.] [L. intumescere; pref. in- in + tumescere to swell up, incho. fr. tumere to swell. See Tumid.] To enlarge or expand with heat; to swell; specifically, to swell up or bubble up under the action of heat, as before the blowpipe. In a higher heat, it intumesces, and melts into a yellowish black mass. --Kirwan.

Meaning of Intumesce from wikipedia

- significant release of chemically bound water. The foam-based pillows intumesce, swelling as a result of heat exposure. Wikimedia Commons has media related...
- ****ed around the perimeter of a fire door. During a fire the graphite intumesces (expands and chars) to resist fire penetration and prevent the spread...