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intumescency


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  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intumescency 
  n  1:  swelling  up  with  blood  or  other  fluids  (as  with  congestion) 
  [syn:  {intumescence}] 
  2:  the  swelling  of  certain  substances  when  they  are  heated 
  (often  accompanied  by  release  of  water)  [syn:  {intumescence}, 
  {swelling}] 




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