swollen or becoming swollen, especially as a response to sexual arousal ;)
Jessica: Gerald, i'm so tumescent

Gerald: It was the garlic bread wasn't it?
by Deimisthelithuanian December 13, 2018
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The abstruse medical terminology for state of having a hard-on or a boner.
When I went to the doctor, he asked me if I had trouble achieving tumescence. I looked at him puzzled, and he said... "or in more common language, umm... can you get it up?"
by Adel7 December 8, 2007
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A fancy scientific word describing an erection.
Oh my god, the way it grows tumescent when I stroke it!!!
by foolkid April 27, 2020
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The process of erection in a man, whereby his penis gets stiffer and larger, and sometimes points away from the body at an angle.

Adjective form: "tumescent."

After sexual outlet, the reverse process is called "detumescence" (see listing).

"It was a pretty normal tumescence, but it took longer than usual."

"Maybe you've been having too much sex. Or it's just a consequence of getting older."

by al-in-chgo March 13, 2010
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Chronic arousal without sexual fulfillment, to the point where one feels irritable, cranky, and not at all sexual or horny. A state of being unaware or unwilling to admit that a good dose of healthy gratifying sex would have one feel so much better.
Her extended visit certainly increased the overall tumescence in the household.
by shortstrokes July 11, 2013
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(V) The condition or state whereby his body part resembles the eggplant emoji. Eggplant emoji when used as an a description ... translated into professorial English.
When he pressed his body fully up against her it was obvious to her that he was tumescent.
by Chris1973 December 22, 2017
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As close to erect as a penis can possibly get without standing up or sticking out. The state of full hanging engorgement.
The optimum conditions for a soft core full frontal Playgirl photo shoot.
Deceiving because one assumes that if it's still hanging down it's gonna be bigger standing up when in fact that's all there is.
Cinema appreciator 1: "You saw the end of Boogie Nights, little Marky Mark is hung like a bull moose!"
Cinema appreciator 2: "The hell he is! That was maximum tumescence in repose."
by Phineas T April 10, 2008
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